At just over nine metres long, the three-panel painting 'Point to point (Evening blaze line)' 1988-1990 is the largest of several works created by Storrier on the theme of fire.
Whilst pursuing a formal interest in the notion of the horizon line, his dramatic depiction of a suspended rope, ablaze against an immense unpeopled landscape evokes at once a romantic vision of the Australian inland, the powerful symbolism of fire as elemental force and the human quest for meaning through ritual and imagination.
© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2003
Point to point
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
triptych: 174.0 x 1044.0 cm stretcher overall :
a - left panel; 174 x 347 cm
b - centre panel; 174 x 350 cm
c - right panel; 174 x 347 cm
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r. corner right panel [part c], pencil ".../ Storrier/ 1989".
Gift of the artist 2003
Not on display
© Tim Storrier
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Tim Storrier , Australian Galleries, Sydney, Paddington, 25 Jul 1989–15 Aug 1989
Tim Storrier survey:
Referenced in 7 publications
Edmund Capon., Blaze lines: recent paintings by Tim Storrier, 'Tim Storrier and blaze lines', London, 1990, 2 (illus.). Photograph of artist with work in studio before completion.
Deborah Hart, Tim Storrier: burning of the gifts, Collingwood, 1989, 18, 42 (colour illus.). colour plate no. 25; titled 'Point to point'; dated 1988/89
Catharine Lumby, Tim Storrier: the art of the outsider, St Leonards, 2000, 45, 51, 55 (illus.), 124-125 (colour illus.), 126 (colour illus.). colour plate no. 92; titled 'Point to point (Evening blaze line)'; dated 1989; photograph on pg. 55 and pg. 126 shows artist in Walsh Bay studio working on painting
Elwyn Lynn, The Weekend Australian, 'All aflame with a cavalcade of talent', pg 13 [Weekend section]., Sydney, 29 Jul 1989-30 Jul 1989, 13 [Weekend section]. Review of 1989 Australian Galleries exhibition.
Paul McGillick., The Australian financial review, 'Art: Tim Storrier, Australian Galleries', Sydney, 28 Jul 1989. Review of 1989 Australian Galleries exhibition.
Elizabeth Sarks, Tim Storrier - A Survey, New South Wales, 1993. cat.no. 22; titled 'Point to point'; dated 1988/89
Linda Van Nunen, Point to point: the art of Tim Storrier, Sydney, 1987, 77. Refers to the series of paintings depicting this theme.