A Truth of Sunlight
A Truth of Sunlight:
The idea of an intimate landscape, featuring a grove of trees, with a stream running through its gentle hills, far from the distant city, a scene of pastoral inaction with leisure to enjoy it, still seems like Arcadia to most of us. It should be green if possible, at least in the foreground, with a gentle dawn and its accompanying dewy promise leading to a breathtaking sunset at the end of an 'honest' country day...
Yet, no "true" pastoral tradition, as in the Greek sense, really exists in Australia. When Patrick White's Voss journeys into pastoral country, he notices that "a truth of sunlight dappled the innocent grass". What is this truth?
These days, the rural is in the balance.
30 x 40 cm approx. low relief