Boronia Swimming Spot
Reduction Lino Cut in Oil
Edition Size: 12
Image Size: 50 x 69 cm
Paper Size: 56 x 76 cm
Paper Type: Fabriano Artistico
Signed and numbered on the front
Boronia Swimming Spot is a hand printed reduction linocut in oil inks, on Fabriano Artistico paper.
A little way south of Kingston Beach in Southern Tasmania is a patch of coast that can be accessed by walking down through the Boronia Hill bushland reserve. At the foot of the track you suddenly find yourself at a tiny secluded beach with sheltered areas of cliffs and rock pools on either side. On a still day the water is very clear, with a deep blue-green hue shining through it.
The underwater seaweed and sand is clearly visible and is full of life. Locals often swim or snorkel in the area, or just sit on the rocks and look out at the waters of the Derwent River and the Iron Pot Lighthouse. In this art work I attempt to capture the sense of ambience found in this place on a sunny afternoon, and the deep green glow of the water.