Artworks are first available for purchase by sponsors and dignitaries before being available in person at the Exhibition in Brisbane. Unsold artworks can also be purchased online following the event.
"Welcome to The Mushroom City - a vast, sprawling landscape of towering fungi, reaching toward the heavens. The lofty stalks glow in the day's dying light as the city's inhabitants retreat indoors to the warmth of their hearths.
I created this piece imagining a world where the grey dull skyscrapers of cities were replaced with mushrooms, something living with us instead of replacing nature."
Brisbane-based artist Imogen Trotter works under the name Serpent's Sun. This name came from the positive effect that art has had on Imogen's mental health. As with the serpent, art is their sun; that which allows them to maintain themselves.
Visual art has been an important creative outlet for Imogen. They use an intuitive method of drawing and painting, allowing their works to come from emotion and feeling over thought. This process allows Imogen to work through any persisting emotions or thoughts that could otherwise become problematic, choosing to turn negative feelings into bright and fantastical beauty.
Imogen loves to create fantasy worlds and work with themes that push the limits of reality using watercolour paint, pencils and pens.