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An image of Figures in a future landscape by Ruth Burgess

Ruth Burgess

(Australia 1932 – )

Title
Figures in a future landscape
Place of origin
PymbleSydneyNew South WalesAustralia
Year
1995
Media category
Print
Materials used
woodcut, red and blue ink on two sheets of Japanese mulberry paper
Edition
3/3
Dimensions

89.8 x 117.9 cm blockmark (overall); 110.9 x 160.4 cm sheet (overall):

a - left image; 90 x 58.4 cm; blockmark

a - left image; 110.3 x 80 cm; sheet

b - right image; 90 x 58.4 cm; blockmark

b - right image; 110.3 x 80 cm; sheet

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., pencil "Ruth Burgess '95".
Credit
Gift of Miss Phyllis R Arnott 1995
Accession number
472.1995.a-b
Copyright
© Ruth Burgess
Location
Not on display
Further information

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

Bibliography (3)

Anne Ryan (Curator), Sydney prints: 45 years of the Sydney Printmakers, Sydney, 2006. List of works.

Anne Ryan, Contemporary Australian prints from the collection, Sydney, 2004. cat.no. 6

Author Unknown, Ruth Burgess woodcuts, 1995, cover (illus.).

Exhibition history (4)

Contemporary Australian prints from the collection (2004), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 03 Apr 2004–06 Jun 2004

Sydney Prints: 45 years of the Sydney Printmakers:

Ruth Burgess: From the Forest (working title), Mosman Art Gallery, Mosman, 16 Mar 2013–19 May 2013

(Ruth Burgess woodcuts May 1995), Fire Station Gallery, Rozelle