(Australia 1932– )
89.8 x 117.9cm blockmark (overall); 110.9 x 160.4cm sheet (overall):
a - left image; 90 x 58.4cm; blockmark
a - left image; 110.3 x 80cm; sheet
b - right image; 90 x 58.4cm; blockmark
b - right image; 110.3 x 80cm; sheet
This woodcut emanated from 20 years' repeated use of the forest as my imagery. I wanted to do large works to take the woodcut out of an illustrative or limited medium into a large-scale concept like a painting yet with all the vigour of the cutting which I love.
I cut the blocks after drawing a charcoal image and the cutting is dominant in the final image, the printing is towards this. I think my interest in Asian art had some component.
Artist's statement, 2006
Anne Ryan (Australia) (Curator), Sydney prints: 45 years of the Sydney Printmakers, Sydney, 2006. List of works.
Anne Ryan (Australia) (Author), Contemporary Australian prints from the collection, Domain, 2004. cat.no. 6
Author Unknown (Author), Ruth Burgess woodcuts, 1995, cover (illus.).
Contemporary Australian prints from the collection (2004), Art Gallery of New South Wales, 03 Apr 2004–06 Jun 2004.
Sydney Prints: 45 years of the Sydney Printmakers, S.H. Ervin Gallery, 19 Aug 2006–24 Sep 2006.
Sydney Prints: 45 years of the Sydney Printmakers, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, 09 Feb 2007–11 Mar 2007.
Sydney Prints: 45 years of the Sydney Printmakers, Tamworth City Gallery, 24 Mar 2007–29 Apr 2007.
(Ruth Burgess woodcuts May 1995), Fire Station Gallery.