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Singleton, New South Wales, Australia born 1959

  • Has lived for periods in USA, Austria, The Netherlands, Italy, UK

A drowning within a drowning, repetition, a sunk and sinking swaying to the bottom, ebb and flow with the current, held in suspension by some invisible force. Like the algae now floating through his previously contained world, his universe was whole. What that once was his blood now echoed his ebb and flow, it too settling gently upon the floor. Spots, spots floated like too many words. Blood shining through the skin after it has sunk into the superficial dermal blood vessels gathers to spots. These appear following death and can be shifted by finger touch, even more than 20 hours later. Post-mortem lividity (libor mortis), one of the three certain symptoms of death. 2009 Place made: Singleton, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: paintings, polyurethane with dyes and pigment on linen Support: linen canvas

Dimensions: painting 300.0 h x 260.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: The Dale Frank Gift 2014
Accession No: NGA 2014.8