Amanda Parer / AU

Man reflects upon humanity

Auguste Rodin’s Thinker, made in 1880 is famous for depicting a nude figure deep in thoughtand is often used as an image to represent man’s pursuit of intellectual thought and philosophy. In Parer’s giant glowing figure we see the results of contemporary man’s self- indulgence and self-importance. Man holds his head in search of answers, in search perhaps of what went wrong?

“We do not become satisfied by leading a peaceful and prosperous existence. Rather, we become satisfied when reality matches our expectations. The bad news is that as conditions improve, expectations balloon.”
― Yuval Noah Harari, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Humankind

Short info about artists

Parer Studio’s principal creative, Amanda Parer, is an Australian artist who began her art career as a painter and sculptor in Sydney but now resides Tasmania with her family, where she focused her practice on creating and presenting public art installations around the globe.

Inspired by the dramatic Tasmanian landscape, Parer’s artwork aims to explore the natural world, it’s fragility and the role of humanity within it. When the audience visits one of these ephemeral art installations they are enticed by the play of scale, light, dark, drama, and humour.

Artist’s Statement

Parer states, “I raise questions about our relationship with the natural world. I communicate this by use of; scale, drama, light, and humour. I aim to entice my audience with beautiful, mostly invasive (including us) or endangered species, standing prominent in their given habitats.”

Parer Studio website