An image of Pure land — Henso

Max Miller

(Australia 1940 – )

Pure land — Henso,

Not on display
Further information

Max Miller studied in Sydney, Florence and London and has exhibited his work since 1970. He is also a distinguished master printer who has worked with many artists including Brett Whiteley, John Olsen and Lloyd Rees.

Miller has for many years been attracted to Asian art and philosophy, particularly Buddhism, which has informed his artistic sensibility. His principal subject is the Australian landscape; his closely observed drawings of flora and fauna inform his more abstract work. This etching was made by abutting five plates, the composition echoing the format of Japanese screens.

"His concern… is not only to capture the physical topography of a place or its sense impressions, but to somehow convey the sense of the spirit of the place and to relate this spirit to a much broader understanding of the spirit of the universe". [Sasha Grishin, 'Australian printmaking in the 1990s, artist printmakers 1990-1995', Sydney: Craftsman House, 1997 p.204]

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2004

Place of origin
East Kangaloon, New South Wales, Australia
softground etching, aquatint, printed in blue, purple, brown and green ink from five zinc plates on five sheets of white wove paper
99.6 x 249.5 cm platemark overall (irreg.); 106.3 x 253.8 cm sheet overall
Signature & date

Signed and dated lower c. part e

Purchased with funds provided by the Young Friends of the Art Gallery Society of New South Wales 1990
Accession number
© Max Miller