Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Jenny, Grace and Joanne - Sawtell Headland (Sat 28 Dec 2002)

Jenny, Grace and Joanne - Sawtell Headland (Sat 28 Dec 2002)

Monday, January 30, 2012

Burnt 2 - Rennix Walk / Kosciuszko National Park (Jan 2005)

Burnt 2 - Rennix Walk / Kosciuszko National Park (Jan 2005)

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Splendid isolation - Sebastian Smee - Weekend Australian, 8-9 Jan 2005

Splendid isolation - Sebastian Smee - Weekend Australian, 8-9 Jan 2005, R14

Splendid isolation - Sebastian Smee - Weekend Australian, 8-9 Jan 2005, R15

From the text of the article above Splendid Isolation - Sebastian Smee - Weekend Australian, 8-9 Jan 2005, R15. (*) ..
All these paintings, like the geology that so fascinated both artists, were fastidiously composed. In Willimas case, the compositions were partly inspired by the Chinese landscapes he had seen on a trip to China in 1976.

"Dynamic symmetery" was his underlying principle. Rather than constructing a simple, balanced form around a central point. Williams tried to achieve a dynamic relationship between various elements in his work, often around an empty core.

He had learned some of the principles of dynamic symmetery from George Bell at Bell's private art school in Melbourne. But his sensitivity to them was enhanced by his exposure to Asian art. Many of Australia's greatest landscape artists have been similarly influenced by Asian principles of composition - John Olsen, Ian Fairweather, Rosalie Cascoigne and Joe Furlonger, to name just a few - no doubt because the idea shifting elements relating to each other around an empty core seems tailor-made fro the Australian landscape, with its absence of obvious focal points.

"One of the few thoughts I have ever had about Australia is that it is the oldest continent, in the sense that it is flat," Williams said "and I have always been fascinated to think that the water leaves the Snowy Mountains, leaves Kosciuszko. If you tip a bucket of water up in Kosciuszko, seven months later it comes out in Adelaide - seven months, because the landscape is horizontal."
Recently found a copy of this in an old folder. I had thought of it many times over the years and really enjoy the paintings of Fred Williams (follow label below). I remember reading this while we were staying at Boonoona Ski Lodge in January 2005. I had my large format camera with me and the article helped me find some transparencies from the time in the mountains during that summer visit.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Burnt - Shen Hao 4x5" Transparency - Guthega / Snowy Mountains (Jan 2005)

Burnt - Shen Hao 4x5" Transparency - Guthega / Snowy Mountains (Jan 2005)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012

DBNSW 2008 Dangle Presentation - Bank St (Sun 30 Mar 2008)

DBNSW 2008 Dangle Presentation - Bank St (Sun 30 Mar 2008)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Sticker - Whateley Lane / Newtown (Sun 15 Jan 2012)

Sticker (1 of 2) - Whateley Lane / Newtown (Sun 15 Jan 2012)


Sticker (2 of 2) - Whateley Lane / Newtown (Sun 15 Jan 2012)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Paste Up (KEELS 30) Erskineville Rd / Erskineville (Tue 17 Jan 2012)

Paste Up (KEELS 30) - Erskineville Rd / Erskineville (Tue 17 Jan 2012)

Friday, January 6, 2012

Main Range Walk (Thu 05 Jan 2012)

Mt Kosciuszko Summit - Joanne - Main Range Walk (Thu 05 Jan 2012)

Mt Kosciuszko Summit - Geoff - Main Range Walk (Thu 05 Jan 2012)

Seaman's Hut - Visitors Book - Main Range Walk (Thu 05 Jan 2012)