Heading out into the vast interior of Australia tomorrow. Big place, big skies and distant horizons.
Lifting my eyes from the brush washing sink, I see the horse mob flowing across the back hill like a handful of quicksilver. The mob swings and stops, look back, before spilling off the ridge and sweeping back down.
Collage mashup capturing some of my thoughts and prints from recent workshops in printmaking offered by Creators Artspace co-operative print studio in Wodonga.
The August/September 2013 edition of Outback magazine includes a profile of Steve written by Pepi Ronalds.
It is pleasing to read comments from Hannah and Russ Kully, US based collectors and patrons who have travelled the desert with Steve and included some of his works in their collection.
Ronald's writes well and has managed a focused snapshot of Steve's art practice in the space available to her in the publication.
Steve is heading off into Central Australia later this month with long time outback travelling mate and "boss", Andrew Dywer of Diamantina Tour Company. Those who have shared Andrew's tales and journey's of Australia's wild places will pick up a mistake in the Outback story
Working in Artrage on the ipad, I can create layers that represent the different plates for a multiplate linocut production.
Detritus colors the salt crust and beaches of Lake Eyre South, the Terminal sump of the great Eyre Basin. A rather base name for a powerful place, the lowest and driest place on the driest inhabited continent on earth.
Then comes the great floods down the Diamantina, the Cooper and the cycle of life bursts forth, a massive explosion of bio mass- which in time will dry and dust in the way of the slow desert dance.
Dreaming of getting north of Capricorn. Somewhere like the flood out of the Fortescue River, where it cuts through the Iron Ranges.
Enjoying, challenged and informed - by attending series of print making workshops at Creators Artspace, a printmakers co-op in Wodonga.