Plein-Air Works on Paper
Finke River Series
I have recently returned from a working expedition to the Finke River region of the Northern Territory Australia.
This country is marked and defined by its visible relationship to Deep Time, the Finke being one of the most ancient of the worlds existing river courses, much of which runs underground through fossilised reefs. These 10 works on paper, all made along the dry creek beds and gorges of the Finke River, form the beginning of my next major series of large paintings titled ZOOM.
However they also stand alone as images in their own right .
They are all 30x30 and 30x35cm using polymer pigments and graphite on paper.
The large paintings following are part of a series titled ZOOM about the formation of this part of the earth 142million yrs ago, in particular Tnorala ( Gosses Bluff), a giant meteorite impact crater standing now in its vestigial form in a vast desert plain.
3. Ellery Creek
2. Long Shadows
4. Pink Creekbed
5. Crater at Noon
6. Ormiston Gorge
7. Wall Ellery Creek
8. Cycads and Gorge
9. Finke at Glen Helen
10. Red River Gums
ZOOM Paintings from the Finke 152x152cm
Night of the Central Uplift
Shatter Cones and First Birds
Four Comets of the Tnorala Uplift
Embedding of the Shatter Cones