Salt Lakes


100 x 61 cm

Taking great inspiration from her travels between Darwin and Adelaide, a straight dissection through the Australian Landscape, Tarisse paints the surreal and changing panorama of the salt lakes.

The intense, almost Pop Art pinks, in this series mirror the sunsets and sunrises over the salt lakes. The pink hues are created by the algae, which inhabit these caustic but beautiful expanses.

Tarisse overlays the pink tones with soft metallic silvers and pearl dots. To mimic salt crystals that crust upon the land.

The clusters and lines are painted to replicate the patterns blown into the salts by the incessant winds over the flat salt lake country. These paintings emit an ambiance of purity and beauty in finding such unique splendor in the seemingly simplest of land-forms.