Glenda Orr – Stacked Against III
$440.00 inc GST
Three plate etching, aquatint and spit bite
Edition of 30
Image size: 43.5 x 59 cm
Paper size: 43.5 x 59 cm
PCA Print Commission 2018
The axe is a hybrid of the ‘natural’ and ‘man-made’, with its forest-born wooden handles and hardened cast steel heads. This duality connotes nature as commodity, the artificial in the natural, and duplicity in the worlds we inherit and construct.
Stacked Against III plays on the inversion of this tool of destruction into one of creation. The old axe wears its history on its head, the scratches, fractures and chips of use and,ultimately, rust from neglect in their obsolescence. Stacked in multiples and viewed on end with slightly saturated colour, its abstracted form creates a strange constructed landscape.
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