Amanda Parer Creates Colossal Sculptures of Animals and Humans

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.

Her installations include colossal sculptures of animals and humans. These sculptures aim to stimulate the viewers’ imaginations while offering scope for reflection about our state with the natural world. Inspired by the dramatic Tasmanian landscape, Parer’s artwork explores the natural world, it’s fragility and the role of humanity within it.

“I use feral animals in my work as a metaphor for man’s mismanagement and overuse of the environment,” she explained 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.”

When the audience visits one of these ephemeral art installations they are enticed by the play of scale, light, dark, drama, and humor. “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.”

Her art installations have been on continual display since Parer first moved to this art form in 2014 and has so far been exhibited in 100 cities around the globe, as they continue to capture public and media attention where ever they go. But you can also follow her work online. Take a look: