Desert Light

T1 Art Terminal, TWT Creative Precinct 2 Atchison Street, St Leonards March 2017

At Fowlers Gap, west of Broken Hill, lack of water dominates the vegetation. This arid zone is represented in paintings such as ‘Endless Horizon’, where plants show their resilience in their stunted forms and sparse foliage as they twist in response to the oncoming winds.
The light is more intense and more changeable here. Colours of the rocks move from yellow to deep red as the sun lowers, and at sunset, the landscape changes to deep purple and indigo while the resilient river gums take on beautiful colours in the afternoon light. The paintings all depict different times of day and different aspects of place.

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