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Blake Raymond

St Dominic's College

Artwork title
Flight_24/7
HSC year
2017
ARTEXPRESS year
2018
Expressive form
Printmaking
Artist’s statement

Flight_24/7 explores the natural beauty of the Blue Mountains landscape and the threat of the proposed development of Badgerys Creek airport. The large-scale linocuts across four panels highlight the patterns and lines that occur in the natural landscape. I have used diverse mark-making techniques in this panorama to capture the expansive, fragile and diverse nature of the Blue Mountains with its sprawling mountains, sweeping hills and intricate fauna. Red flight paths pierce the landscape, symbolising their possible impact on this world heritage site.

Influencing artists:
David Frazer
Ian Phillips