'Excavation 3' is a companion piece to folio 'Excavation 1-4'. It is an example of my early cast relief prints, with styrofoam relief elements laminated between two sheets of white handmade paper, before completion by hand colouring - the illusion of stone acting as a metaphor for the endurance of the human spirit.
Artist's statement, 2006
© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2006
cast and moulded paper relief, tinted in earth tones
118.0 x 100.0 cm sheet; 122.2 x 104.0 x 10.0 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed and dated below image l.r. on backing sheet, pencil "Ruth Faerber '82".
Not on display
© Ruth Faerber
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Ruth Faerber: signs and symbols, Bloomfield Galleries, Australia, 08 May 1982–25 May 1982
Sydney Prints: 45 years of the Sydney Printmakers:
Referenced in 2 publications
Julie Peterson, Paper visionary: works on paper by Ruth Faerber from the Mosman art collection, Sydney, 2016.
Anne Ryan (Curator), Sydney prints: 45 years of the Sydney Printmakers, Sydney, 2006. List of works.