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Title

Figures in a future landscape

1995


Artist

Ruth Burgess

Australia

1932 -


About

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


Details


Place where the work was made

Pymble Sydney New South Wales Australia


Date

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

472.1995.a-b


Artist information

Ruth Burgess

Works in the collection

10


Place

Where the work was made
Pymble

Shown in 4 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


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.).