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Dynamic Desert Duo

Dynamic Desert Duo

Dynamic Desert Duo
PVA glue, Ink and Dye on paper
Private collection.

Still trying to work this one out myself, I have been asked on a couple of occasions, "what is going on here?" All I remember at the time, I was inspired by the sparseness of desert sand meeting the sea, slight traces of green grass and two beach umbrellas!

Vega Loc

Vega Loc

Vega Loc
18 - 6x4 colour photographs, collaged
Private collection.

Based on one photograph, taken one afternoon looking at the cliffs on my home beach, O'Sullivan Beach SA, takes on an alien life form? no, ok part of my experimenting with Photometrics. btw, Vega loc is roughly collage V backwards.

Desert Diggings
PVA glue, Ink, Dyes and red earth on paper, Colour photographs,
Railway sleeper pegs, Collaged then re-photographed.
Size Unlimited

I travelled to outback South Australia to photograph a wedding a few years back and on the trip there and back noticed the railway line was being upgraded with cement sleepers, all the old metal pegs were discarded along the tracks, also the decay of local townships as workers were no longer needed to work on the upkeep on the tracks. My artwork which included samples of the very red earth were used in production of the base artwork, then I re-photographed the pegs on the artwork to reflect what appear to be townships or relics of a bygone era.

  • Pegs1

    Pegs1

  • Insect

    Insect

  • Relics

    Relics

The Sound is Eternal
PVA glue, Ink, Dyes and red earth on paper, Colour photographs, silver foil, collaged.
60cmx 40cm Private Collection

Staying with this outback/red dirt theme, we visited the most interesting landmark near Glendambo, this iconic windmill which can be seen kilometres away. The 'silent sentinels' of the Aussie bush are part of the Outback architecture. This one is massive and claims to be the largest in Australia. What impressed me so much, was how it just quietly ticked over, since it was built and still to this day, the sound of it is eternal.

I am trying to tie in the this sense of sparsness, colour of the sky and incedible red earth, little water, and relics of a bygone era, again.

These photographs really do nothing to show the colour and vibrance of both the artwork and the actual scene.

  • Sound is Eternal

    The Sound is Eternal

  • Glendambo Windmill

    Glendambo Windmill

  • Detail

    Detail

The Violets

The Violets

The Violets
Ink, Dyes watercolour paper, Polaroid 669 film, collaged.

The technique here was a bit hit and miss, the process know as Polaroid Image Transfer where I used the (discontinued), pull apart Polaroid 669 film, an old Polaroid Land Camera was used to take the shots.

After taking the shot, then break into the developing time by pulling the negative away from the positive before it has time to develop and quickly place it on another surface, in this case some watercolour paper.

The Violets

The Violets

The Violets
B&W, Colour photographs, Ink and Dye, collaged
Private collection.

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What a man can be, he must be."   Abraham Maslo
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