- Media category
- Materials used
- colour woodcut on ivory handmade STPI paper
- 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".
- Gift of John McBride 2017. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
- Not on display
- Accession number
- © Brent Harris
- Artist information
Works in the collection
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.
Shown in 1 exhibition
Brent Harris: Singapore print and paper pulp works, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore, 15 Jul 2005–06 Aug 2005
Referenced in 1 publication
James Mollison, Brent Harris: Singapore print and paper pulp works, Essay "Brent Harris: Singapore print and paper pulp works 2004", pg. 4-7, Singapore, 2005, 21 (col. illus.).
Other works by Brent Harris
See all 53 works