An image of Figures in a future landscape

Ruth Burgess

(Australia 1932 – )

Figures in a future landscape

Location
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
Pymble, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Year
1995
Media
Print
Medium
woodcut, red and blue ink on two sheets of Japanese mulberry paper
Dimensions
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".
Credit
Gift of Miss Phyllis R Arnott 1995
Accession number
472.1995.a-b
Copyright
© Ruth Burgess