Still Life: Contemporary Australian Painters
Still Life presents forty contemporary Australian artists with their styles, subjects, visions and philosophies.
Cressida Campbell is quoted: "I have always been interested in recording or interpreting my surroundings in a visual way. I almost feel I haven't properly experienced looking at something if I haven't observed in and tried to create either a picture from the subject or responded to it."
Alongside flowers and food – mainstays of the genre – the works within these pages also incorporate objects such as books and beer cans, birds and balloons, adding energy and intrigue to both the composition and the story revealed. This book captures the inanimate beauty of the everyday in a distinctly Australian context, and offers a meditation on human experience and the brevity of life.