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Title

4833 Seawater leaching into Lake Macleod, north of Carnarvon, Western Australia

2006
printed 2007

Artist

Richard Woldendorp

Netherlands, Australia

1927 –

  • Details

    Dates
    2006
    printed 2007
    Media category
    Photograph
    Materials used
    inkjet print
    Edition
    3/7
    Dimensions
    75.0 x 140.0 cm image; 94.3 x 159.0 cm sheet; 97.0 x 161.5 cm frame
    Signature & date

    Signed label verso frame, blue ink "R Woldendorp". Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of the artist 2007
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    345.2007
    Copyright

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    Artist information
    Richard Woldendorp

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  • About

    Richard Woldendorp was born in Utrecht, Holland and migrated to Western Australia in 1951 after three years in Indonesia. He began to photograph in 1955 and has worked as a freelance photographer since 1961. Self taught, he developed a specific interest in aerial photography as he felt this was the best way to capture the vastness of the (West) Australian landscape. He has published several books of his photography and contributed to many others.

    Woldendorp has a special interest in salt lakes most of which occurred naturally when inland oceans dried up, however human activity has exacerbated the rise of salts to the surface. Lake Macleod, a huge 225,000 hectare coastal salt lake near Carnavon, is 110km long and 40km wide.

    Woldendorp has said ‘the element of abstraction that’s in my work is only acceptable because painters first taught us how to appreciate sheer abstract qualities.’ 1

    1. V Laurie & R Woldendorp, 'Design by nature', Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 2001 p 31

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