Rick Amor studied printmaking in Melbourne in the late 1960s under Murray Walker and Fred Williams, and has produced prints consistently since that time. In 2007 Amor participated in a printmaking residency at the Venice Printmaking Workshop, with Jan Senbergs, Jon Cattapan and Louise Weaver; this etching was a product of that experience.
Solid architectural forms, piers and structures in/over water are recurring motifs in Amor’s painting; this image of a bridge being repaired in Venice is grounded in a prosaic undertaking - the ongoing maintenance and repair required to keep the lagoon city habitable. However, it simultaneously suggests the metaphysicality of Amor’s greater oeuvre, and reflects his respect for great etchers of the past, such as Whistler, who were also engaged by similar subject matter.
hard ground etching, printed from one copper plate in black ink on ivory wove paper
17.8 x 25.8 cm platemark; 28.3 x 38.3 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., pencil "R Amor 07".
Thea Proctor Memorial Fund 2012
Not on display
© Rick Amor. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney
Where the work was made
Referenced in 1 publication
Australian Print Workshop, Australian Print Workshop: an exhibition of contemporary works on paper, 2012, 5 (colour illus.). another impression; cat.no. 2; priced £995