An image of Dreamtime

David Aspden

(Australia 01 May 1935 – 26 Jun 2005)

Dreamtime

Location
Not on display
Further information

This is the most ambitious of Aspden’s forays into printmaking, which he practised mainly in the 1970s. Its raw quality, in both the jagged cutting of the block and the rough wood grain of the block’s surface, suggests the appeal these materials had for the artist, as well as his skill in counterpointing positive and negative space and suspending forms within a composition.

Year
1976
Media
Print
Medium
woodcut, printed in cream and brown ink from two blocks on ivory wove paper
Dimensions
94.2 x 67.8 cm blockmark; 120.0 x 80.2 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., pencil "Aspden 76".
Credit
Purchased 1977
Accession number
353.1977
Copyright
© Karen Aspden