[Micheal Field]
University of Tasmania , Fine Art Collection 2017
Archival Image / Digital Image / Blackwood lightbox

[Michael Field] is a photographic portrait of The Hon. Michael Field, AC, who is the current Chancellor of the University of Tasmania. Mr Field was Premier of Tasmania between 1989-92, beginning his political career in the state's north west, after he was elected to the seat of Braddon in 1976. This work was inspired by a photograph I discovered in Mr Field's personal archive - a portrait taken of him on King Island in 1975, just prior to the beginning of his long and successful political career. By mirroring the pose some forty years later, the two Michael Field's are simultaneously fixed in an eternal gaze toward their own future and past.