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An image of Dreamtime by David Aspden

David Aspden

(Australia 01 May 1935 – 26 Jun 2005)

Title
Dreamtime
Year
1976
Media category
Print
Materials used
woodcut, printed in cream and brown ink from two blocks on ivory wove paper
Edition
9/10 (b)
Dimensions

94.2 x 67.8 cm blockmark; 120.0 x 80.2 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., pencil "Aspden 76".
Credit
Purchased 1977
Accession number
353.1977
Copyright
© Karen Aspden
Location
Not on display
Further information

This is the most ambitious of Aspden’s forays into printmaking, which he practised mainly in the 1970s. Its raw quality, in both the jagged cutting of the block and the rough wood grain of the block’s surface, suggests the appeal these materials had for the artist, as well as his skill in counterpointing positive and negative space and suspending forms within a composition.

Bibliography (2)

Anne Ryan, David Aspden: the colour of music and place, 'David Aspden: the colour of music and place', pg. 6-11, Sydney, 2011, 9, 28 (colour illus.), 81, 89.

St John's Cathedral, Brisbane, David Aspden, Brisbane, 1971. cat.no. 21; Not the Gallery's impression; ed. 7/10