Amanda Parer’s installations employ light to create an overall mesmerizing experience. Taking after animals and humans, her colossal installations include huge bunny rabbits that light up from within. These sculptures aim to stimulate the viewers’ imaginations while offering scope for reflection about our state with the natural world.
“I use feral animals in my work as a metaphor for man’s mismanagement and overuse of the environment,” said Parer 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, Parer’s public art takes her around the globe and has so far been exhibited in 100 cities. “I live in an island state in the south of Australia called Tasmania,” says Parer, explaining that “it is a land of great dramatic beauty with moody skies and landscapes and holding narrative qualities that I like to thread in my work. Light coming through the darkness depicts a sense of hope or spirituality.”
Inspired by the dramatic Tasmanian landscape, her artwork explores the natural world, in all its wonder and fragility. A worthy subject in this day and age. Follow her journey on Instagram.