Lorraine Gill Galleries - The Australian Series
In the Outback the mountains quite often appear to dance in three-dimensional space. It is difficult sometimes to have a sense of place when the visual cues are not linear as we have in cities. Mountain ranges that were pushed up in previous centuries appeared like great frills of rock that were somehow Egyptian, like massive scrolls inhabited by ghostly shapes. The ribbons of red in the painting are the indications of time and the ancientness of the earth. Part of the foreground is purple shadow inhabited by forms and mysterious entities. The optic question behind this painting is: “Are these scrolls moving towards you or moving away?” It flickers, like the desert reality and our perspectives on life, backwards and forwards.