Karen Mills, Untitled: Terrain, 2016. Dry pigment and ochre on linen, 153 x 182cm.
“Karen Mills is a thoughtful and considered artist whose practice I have long admired. Her practice investigates themes of identity and memory, and often connection and disconnection with her Aboriginal heritage.
“Painted in hand-made natural dry pigments and ochres, this work was inspired by the landscape of far north South Australia, explored by the artist during a road trip in late 2015. This ethereal painting illustrates intimate observations of her landscape, and the rich history of Indigenous culture pre-colonisation, often hidden beneath layers of sediment formed over thousands of years.”