The frottage prints from the Pilbara banded iron formation rocks done at The Gorges in Karijini National Park were applied to etchings and collage etchings. In these prints I combined imagined geological processes with the immediate present day frottage recording process in the one composition. The frottage prints were literally like a touchstone when starting work in my studio in that they helped ‘bring back’ the gorges.
What drew to this topic was my sense of awe when touching such ancient rock and how it heralded the formation of life on this planet. In the Pilbara the landscape surface gives the traveller little clue as to the gorges’ appearance and the intensity of their colour.
On my Home Page are larger versions of the slide show and further detail of each image can be seen at my shop at www.artfido.com/painted_by_elaine
May 6, 2014 at 5:03 am
These are very beautiful… the physical layering and colour suggest the geographical features so subtly. thanks!
May 7, 2014 at 1:15 am
Thanks Bernie. I avoided purple that is also present (red, purple, black and white didn’t do it-looked a bit festive and pretty) however I want to rework the plate and do another version. When colour predominates the tone element drops back. Oil painting perhaps?