Joanna Fieldes "The Sentinels & Rabbit Source: 1 of 2 Diptych
Oil on linen 1400 x 700 (total for diptych 2800 x 700)
Joanna Fieldes is an artist with a uniquely surreal vision of her country and culture, unencumbered by conventional modes of representation. Through her oil paintings, Joanna articulates ambiguous narratives characterised by her signature infusion of pervasive menace with gentle humour, bringing to life her farm-bred view of New Zealanders’ uneasy relationship with the land. A dominant theme throughout Joanna’s body of work is the continuing impact of New Zealand’s colonial past on both its varied landscapes and the life forms, indigenous and introduced, that inhabit them.