William KELLY

Buffalo, New York, United States of America born 1943

  • Australia from 1969
  • United States 1970-75

Still life: Children's blocks 1981-82 Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper computer-print, printed in colour inks, from dot-matrix printer Support: wove paper
Edition State: published state
Impression: 1/30
Edition: edition of 30

Edition Notes: The artist notes: 'Still Life: Children's Blocks' ... is a computer-graphics work. It is part of a series of 12 prints now under way that reflects the concerns and images common to my work in other media. An electronic stylus was used to make notationd on graphic tablets. It is rather similar to the feel of a drawing on a soft-ground plate, though the notations which result are a series of points on a field capable of evidencing approximaterly fifty thousand points. The tablet is used in conjunction with an Apple II comptuter (6502 digital processor) plus one B & W and one colour monitor. The image reads on both and can be printed either by means of a B & W dot matrix printer, thermal printer or photo-transformed, as in this image. [Art and Australia, vol.19, no.3, 1982, p.275.]
Primary Insc: Signed lower right below printed image in black pencil, 'Kelly'. Dated lower centre in black pencil, '1981-82'. Titled lower left below printed image in black pencil, 'Still Life: Children's Blocks (for T Salvas)'. Inscribed lower left corner in black pencil, '1'.
Dimensions: printed image 15.1 h x 24.2 w cm sheet 21.5 h x 27.9 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gordon Darling Fund 1984
Accession No: NGA 84.642
Image rights: © William Kelly
Image rights: © William Kelly
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Stuart Gerstman Galleries, Melbourne, May 1984.