Skip to content Skip to footer

Journeys in Space by Tish Linehan

Journeys in Space

Tish Linehan

A portrait of
Tish Linehan
Medium
Ink on paper

Dimensions

75 x 102 cm
Representation
The artist represents themselves
Category
Sylvia Jones Prize for Women Artists
About the artwork

Tish Linehan completed this piece from life, using a mirror and working crossed-legged in her lounge room. It captures a journey through movement in a limited space. Although she worked in the same way throughout the COVID restrictions, she says “changes in her mood and perception of self and home sometimes seemed monstrous.” 

About the sitter

This piece is a self portrait.

About the artist

Tish Linehan is an artist, illustrator and art teacher based in Brisbane. Her ink paintings and sculptural works capture ideas about discovery and human metamorphoses. She completed a Bachelor of Arts (Visual) at the Australian National University and a Graduate Diploma of Education (secondary) at Griffith University, Brisbane. She has been recognised in several art competitions for her portraiture, ink paintings and sculpture since 2012. She lives simply with her partner and two cats in Brisbane’s north side. 

“When observing oneself in a mirror trapped in a domestic environment, one’s perception is impacted by a fixed cycle of self-examination.”

Behind the scenes

When observing oneself in a mirror trapped in a domestic environment, one’s perception is impacted by a fixed cycle of self-examination. 

Compulsive and repressed behaviours creep out from the shadows of what was once a pandemic free existence, in which distractions were a mere glance or a social drink away. Is this how my indoor cats experience life, confined behind these concrete townhouse fortifications? 

My life during this period of isolation occurred within that space and despite its continuity and physical limits, huge transformation and revelations unravel, twist and knot in one’s restless mind.