I am printmaker and photographer living between Melbourne and Castlemaine. Since 2005 I have been working in the medium of Photogravure ( Inatglio) printamking under the watchful eye of renowned Photgravure printamker Silvi Glattuer.
My current series is titled Attica ;
I have spent the last two European summers travelling through Greece photographing ancient sculptures on display in major archaeological galleries in Athens, Delphi and Corinth. These sculptures depict various episodes and characters from Attic mythology all rendered in time worn marble.
Looking through all my digital images on my return to Australia I wanted to somehow contextualise them in a more proverbial setting.
Sidney Long has always been one of my favourite 19th century Australian artists, and his paintings depicting Greek mythological figures within an Australian landscape essentially became the inspiration behind this series.
Having lived in Central Victoria for many years, the surrounding bushlands provided me with striking botanical elements that have always featured heavily in my photographic work. Lending Long’s antipodean approach to the Australian bush, and through the medium of Photogravure ( Intaglio Printmanking) I have merged the mystical world of Classical gods and goddesses with imagery from a Central Victorian interior.