"I like this image and I made a painting of it as well. It may look like a train form going up, but it is more to do with when you sit at airports looking at those big Boeing 747s rumbling along, thinking of this huge weight as they finally take off. It’s almost as if the bottom is scraping the ground as it lifts off. It’s about the force of the diagonal, the thrust of the diagonal across the rectangular. It's got wings, huge wings. It's a plane taking off, not looking like a plane, but it is …"
[Hendrik Kolenberg, Jan Senbergs complete screenprints 1960-88, pg 71]
colour screenprint on Torinoko paper
78.6 x 111.8 cm image; 100 x 126.8 cm sheet; 109.2 x 139.8 x 3.6 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., pencil "... J Senbergs '75 ...".
Gift of the artist 2008
Not on display
© Jan Senbergs
Shown in 1 exhibition
Jan Senbergs: from screenprints to painting, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 27 Apr 2008–25 May 2008
Referenced in 5 publications
Roger Arthur Butler, Australian prints in the Australian National Gallery, Canberra, 1985, 48 (illus.). Collection National Gallery of Australia
Sasha Grishin AM, Contemporary Australian printmaking: an interpretative history, Sydney, 1994, 65 (illus.). plate 17; NOTE: Impression unknown.
Hendrik Kolenberg, Jan Senbergs: Complete screenprints 1960-88, Sydney, 2008, 70 (colour illus., detail), 71 (colour illus.). cat.no. 57
Robert Lindsay, Jan Senbergs selected works: an exhibition of paintings, drawings and silkscreen prints, Melbourne, 1984. cat.no. 24; NOTE: Impression unknown.
Unknown, Jan Senbergs silkscreen prints (1975), Melbourne, 1975. cat.no. 2; NOTE: Impression unknown.