(Australia 1932 – )
Figures in a future landscape
- Not on display
- Further information
This woodcut emanated from 20 years' repeated use of the forest as my imagery. I wanted to do large works to take the woodcut out of an illustrative or limited medium into a large-scale concept like a painting yet with all the vigour of the cutting which I love.
I cut the blocks after drawing a charcoal image and the cutting is dominant in the final image, the printing is towards this. I think my interest in Asian art had some component.
Artist's statement, 2006
- Place of origin
New South Wales,
- woodcut, red and blue ink on two sheets of Japanese mulberry paper
- 89.8 x 117.9 cm blockmark (overall); 110.9 x 160.4 cm sheet (overall)
a - left image; 90 x 58.4 cm; blockmark
a - left image; 110.3 x 80 cm; sheet
b - right image; 90 x 58.4 cm; blockmark
b - right image; 110.3 x 80 cm; sheet
- Signature & date
- Signed and dated l.r., pencil "Ruth Burgess '95".
- Gift of Miss Phyllis R Arnott 1995
- Accession number
- © Ruth Burgess