Melbourne, Victoria, Australia born 1950
France born 1954
Paris, France commenced 1957 – 2006
print workshop (organisation)
Penetration Zen/When two bullets collide.
Collection Title: Memory/History
Place made: Atelier LaCouriere et Frelaut, Montmartre, Paris, Île-de-France, Ville de Paris department, France
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etching, printed intaglio and relief in colour, from two plates Support: white wove Velin Arch 400gsm cotton rag paper
Edition State: published state
Impression: artist's proof II
Edition: Edition of 10
'I saw two bullets fused together, one penetrating the other, exhibited at the Imperial War Museum in London. There was an old, muddy shell standing upright on the edge of a ploughed field — shells with narrow driving bands were German — as
I walked toward Villiers-Bretonneux on the 4th of July 1998. I could imagine spectral soldiers moving quickly across my path, from my right to left, under German fire as they made a desperate night counter-attack eighty years before. They were Victorians
and soldiers of my great-grandfather’s 60th Battalion. ‘Hold hard, cobbers’.'
Raymond Arnold, 1999
Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra