You may have noticed that I have recently become obsessed with hands. Why is this? Some people say hands are some of the hardest things to draw well. So I want to nail them. I am planning a series of paintings featuring hands, so I decided I'd better understand them thoroughly....
Inspired by a recent trip to the Coorong in South Australia's South East, I have just completed three paintings in which I have attempted to express my reaction to the ecological crisis in which the Coorong is gripped.
Called "end of the drain", the paintings hint at the increasing toxicity of the Coorong's ailing waters, and the futility of the government's attempts at engineering solutions.
See my most recent blogs at http://www.oliverkoehn.com/blogs/blog for some more background.
I have entered the paintings into the 2010 Victor Harbor Art Show, a huge exhibition of paintings by local and interstate artists.
The exhibition is held in a