The Ancient Sea: Curtin Springs NT - Monoprint, photo screen print and direct block printing and drawing on rice paper using inks made from ochres gathered at Curtin Springs.

The idea for this piece took root during an artists’ residency at Curtin Springs Station in the NT where the wall of the ancient inland sea was quite a distinct feature of the landscape. It sits proud of the surrounding plain for several kilometers. When you stand and gaze along it you are standing on the seabed of a millennia ago.

1 metre x 40cm (Click MORE to see the full width of the artwork)

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Wordless - Etching, collage, drawing, carousel book form.  Image.

Based on the novel by Catherine JInkx “Shepard” this carousel book is about a lad transported to NSW for poaching. In England he knew his landscape well, knew the names for things in it and how to survive in his environment and live off it. In Australia in 1840 the settlers and convicts had no names for the landscape and the wildlife and no understanding of the country. The main character says “I see nothing I can properly name” and thinks he will die “wordless and alone in a strange land”.

 

28cm x variable when open (Click MORE to see detailed pages)

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The Tenterfield Mail - Vinyl cut print. Image Spacer.

This is one of the works I completed during my artists in residence at Tenterfield Railway Museum.

 

32cm x 25cm (Click MORE to see detailed image)

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