Singleton, New South Wales, Australia born 1959

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

Gone were the organs screeching and screams of flesh filling with blood in a vain attempt to expel the invading waters. Having circumcised his fear a meaninglessness he had confounded, tricked, duped for years, blanketed over him with suffocating assurance and wining camouflage. Diatoms floated freely through him as if he was a mere watery fog in the watery other. To reveal whether bodies were alive of dead upon entering the water, an analysis of single celled algae, known as diatoms, is performed. Certain diatoms found in the body are compared against those found in the water and if these samples match, then the body was alive upon entering the water, but if otherwise, the body was dead upon entering the water. In the wake of pleasure, pleasure boats, ferries, time spread out above him radiating from the seemingly diverting and circling craft. Like tiny water insects darting back and forth across the surface. 2009 Place made: Singleton, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: paintings, polyurethane with dyes and pigment on linen Support: linen canvas

Primary Insc: Signed and dated verso, 'Dale Frank 2009'
Dimensions: painting 260.0 h x 300.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: The Dale Frank Gift 2014
Accession No: NGA 2014.68