Artist - Barry Ross Smith
This series from Barry presents a variety of isolated islands, surveying a range of wild and domestic habitations. In each painting the oceans differ - the sky, the environment, the inhabitants, the time of day - all vary. They are a string of islands in flux; connected by change, demand and the relentless course of history and culture.
The artworks can be viewed as theatrical tableau, reflective spaces which highlight mankind’s complex relationship with the land, its beast and the all encompassing ocean.