(Australia 21 Nov 1915 – 20 Oct 2008)
(Compositional studies of rock formations), from Studies for 'The nerve garden'
- Not on display
- Further information
'The nerve garden didn't decay. I wanted the rock to have a kind of movement you don't normally have in rock forms - animal-like movement ... the animation is taken from the figures and put into the rocks ...'
As a child Glesson spent many hours by coastal rock pools at Terrigal, NSW, where rock formations and the sea fascinated him. They became a recurring motif in his paintings from his earliest work to the present.
Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'James Gleeson: drawings for paintings', Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2003, pg. 41.
- Place of origin
New South Wales,
- pen and black ink, grey watercolour, opaque white, squared
- 15.4 x 12.4 cm sheet
- Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
- Gift of Frank O'Keefe 1993
- Accession number
- © Gleeson/O'Keefe Foundation