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Title

Ganesha III , series III from the suite Deities

2004

Artist

Brent Harris

New Zealand, Australia

04 Oct 1956 -

  • Details

    Date
    2004
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    colour woodcut on ivory handmade STPI paper
    Edition
    1/10
    Dimensions
    106.7 x 81.3 cm sheet; 113.3 x 86.7 x 4.8 cm frame
    Signature & date

    Signed with initials and dated l.r. corner, pencil "BH '04".

    Credit
    Gift of John McBride 2017. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    153.2017.8
    Copyright
    © Brent Harris

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  • About

    Brent Harris undertook a residency at the Tyler Print Institute, Singapore in 2004, the first Australian to do so. He spent a month working with Richard Hungerford, a master paper maker and Eitaro Ogawa, with whom he editioned these prints.

    In Singapore he experimented with the technique of jigsaw woodcut - most famously used by Edvard Munch. The Deities includes images of key figures in world religions - Jesus, Buddha and Ganesha, printed from blocks in three iterations per deity.

    The images are still and contemplative, enhanced by the shared motif in each figure of closed eyes. These works, as well as the other paper pulp works Harris made in Singapore represent a breakthrough in his practice in which broken surfaces, painterly texture and bright colour entered his work for the first time.

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    Referenced in 1 publication

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