Location detail II Gymea Lily
Tony Ameneiro's recent work explores "personal symbols of place … creating an 'autobiographical map' " ('Imprint', Spring, 2002, p. 14). In his work, images take on a cartographic role in this 'autobiographical map', many of them implying a personal, spiritual or religious meaning for the artist. In 'Location – detail – gymea lily II', the linearity of the etching makes references to the tight contour lines of topographic maps of the region, the map drawn into the contours of the flower.
This etching, from the series 'Location', depicts the Gymea Lily which grows prolifically in the southern Sydney and Illawarra regions, where the artist lived for a number of years (at Stanwell Tops on the Illawarra Escarpment).
Gymea Lily II
hard-ground etching, black ink, chine collé (Kozo handmade paper) on off-white Hahnemühle wove paper
89.1 x 59.4 cm platemark; 107.5 x 79.0 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., pencil "Tony Ameneiro 2004".
Purchased with funds provided by the Arthur Boyd Acquisition Fund 2006
Not on display
Shown in 1 exhibition
tony ameneiro | location, Wollongong Art Gallery, Wollongong, 31 Jul 2004–05 Sep 2004
Referenced in 1 publication
Art Gallery of New South Wales annual report 2006, 'Year in review: Australian art', pg. 20-22, Sydney, 2006, 22.