Above the Falls
Reduction Lino Cut in Oil
Edition Size: 12
Image Size: 50 x 69 cm
Paper Size: 56 x 76 cm
Paper Type: Fabriano Artistico
Highly Commended award:
Art Society of Tasmania Annual Exhibition, 2021
Signed and numbered on the front
Above the Falls is a hand printed reduction linocut in oil inks, on Fabriano Artistico paper.
This artwork was inspired by the view across the river valley from the top of Russell Falls in Mt Field National Park, Tasmania. It is a short walk from the visitors’ centre, following the river through rainforest surrounded by moss-covered ground with light filtering through the high trees. The track opens out at the base of the cascading tiers of Russell falls – probably the most photographed falls in Tasmania. I followed the track that climbs up the side of the valley to the top of the falls, and watched the water flowing over the edge and down into the cascades. The trees directly underneath were a sea of rich green, transitioning to the more olive greens of eucalyptus in the middle distance, and to blues towards the horizon.
Go to my Studio Blog page to see details on how this artwork was made: