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Title

Wild ride, drosscape versus landscape

2014

Artist

Helen Wright

Australia

31 Jan 1956 –

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  • 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
    Copyright
    © Helen Wright
    Artist information
    Helen Wright

    Works in the collection

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  • 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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

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