Where The Waves Grow Sweet, 2011

Wilson St Gallery at Danks
2 Danks StWaterloo 2017 Director Janet ClaytonT: 02 9698 8443 E: info@wilsonstreetgallery.com.au
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In January of 2011 I returned to a location that has long preoccupied me; Fiordland in New Zealand. This time I walked the Milford Track and on return I printed and sifted through hundreds of photographs, drawing, searching for some compelling symbolic power. I was holding in mind twin impulses that might inform the act of contemplation, reverence and dread.

The rock emerged, iconic, as a symbol of the eternal, unassailable, indifferent. The pool, a small and possibly stagnant body of water at the top of McKinnon Pass with its strange angles and cryptic scale, emerged as an emblem of unease, an abyss perhaps, rather than a source...

On the Pool and the Rock Essay

Sarah Tomasetti 2011

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