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Title

Wild ride, drosscape versus landscape

2014


Artist

Helen Wright

Australia

31 Jan 1956 -


About

These works have developed from my connections and respect for the natural world. They are personal, interpretive and imaginative responses to local, national and global environmental, social and political issues…. (Helen Wright, ‘Helen Wright, rise and fall’ Assemble papers no. 7, 2-17, pp.94-95)

Helen Wright’s work is concerned with the impact of humans on nature. Her images are an amalgamation of disparate elements from the natural and built environments which form compositions that suggest discrete worlds functioning under their own logic and systems.

This print references the visual language of historical graphics intersected with industrial and contemporary objects, rendered on an impressive scale. Geological and organic forms intersect seamlessly with machine parts and tiny figures that defy gravity as they navigate the delicately balanced landscape on tiny bicycles. The collaged elements reflect the collecting and arranging impulse that informs the overall image.


Details


Date

2014


Media categories

Collage , Print


Materials used

woodcut, collage on paper


Edition

artists proof from edition of 3


Dimensions

197.0 x 60.0 cm sight; 215.3 x 76.0 x 4.5 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r. corner, pencil "Helen Wright 2014".


Credit

Purchased with funds provided by Philippa Warner 2017


Location

Not on display


Accession number

195.2017


Artist information

Helen Wright

Works in the collection

2


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Simon Gregg., Helen Wright: competing interests, Intro text "Return to Babylon", Melbourne, 2017, pg. 1-3 [not paginated], cat. 27 (colour illus.).

Simon Gregg., Helen Wright: the edge of reason, Essay 'Helen Wright - navigating the edge of reason', Sale, 2016, cat. 1. colour illus.