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Title

Figures in a future landscape

1995

Artist

Ruth Burgess

Australia

1932 -

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Pymble Sydney New South Wales Australia
    Date
    1995
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    woodcut, red and blue ink on two sheets of Japanese mulberry paper
    Edition
    3/3
    Dimensions
    89.8 x 117.9 cm blockmark (overall); 110.9 x 160.4 cm sheet (overall) :

    a - left image, 90 x 58.4 cm, blockmark

    a - left image, 110.3 x 80 cm, sheet

    b - right image, 90 x 58.4 cm, blockmark

    b - right image, 110.3 x 80 cm, sheet

    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r., pencil "Ruth Burgess '95".

    Credit
    Gift of Miss Phyllis R Arnott 1995
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    472.1995.a-b
    Copyright
    © Ruth Burgess

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  • About

    This woodcut emanated from 20 years' repeated use of the forest as my imagery. I wanted to do large works to take the woodcut out of an illustrative or limited medium into a large-scale concept like a painting yet with all the vigour of the cutting which I love.

    I cut the blocks after drawing a charcoal image and the cutting is dominant in the final image, the printing is towards this. I think my interest in Asian art had some component.

    Artist's statement, 2006

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Pymble

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 4 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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