These Installations Raise Questions About Man’s Overuse of the Environment

Amanda Parer creates ephemeral art installations that incorporate light and humor. Her installations include massive sculptures of animals (specifically rabbits) as well as humans. These aim to stimulate the viewers’ imaginations while offering scope for reflection about our overall toxic relationship with the natural world.

“I use feral animals in my work as a metaphor for man’s mismanagement and overuse of the environment,” Parer relayed in an interview with Kaltblut Magazine. “I am interested in how easily we anthropomorphize to tell our stories without fully acknowledging that we are animals too.”

Based in Tasmania, her work is very much inspired by the Tasmanian landscape, but touches upon universal subjects. As such, it has been exhibited around the world, engaging crowds with questions about the role of humans in preserving the natural world.

Australian artist Amanda Parer began her art career as a painter and sculptor in Sydney but now resides Tasmania with her family, where she focuses her practice on creating public art installations, which are presented around the globe. Since 2014, her installation has been showcased in 100 cities around the globe, continuing to capture public attention. And for good reason!

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