Monday, September 7, 2009

Landscape inspiration

I visited and exhibition of my favourite artist , Fred Williams on the weekend. Some of the paintings were based on a post-bushfire scenario and you could almost smell the eucalyptus burning they were so evocative. I love the way he treats the Australia bush as texture rather than form - his work is abstract yet highly suggestive of a certain type of landscape. When I look at his work I can almost hear the cicadas sing and feel the sun on my back.