Russell Falls is a hand printed reduction linocut in oil inks, on Fabriano Artistico paper.
This was inspired by the movement of water through landscape, depicted through its journey from highland rainfall, down tiered cascade falls, and eddying through the rocky creek bed. The water flow is the life blood of the ecosystem; nurturing and sustaining all life connected to it.
I am drawn to the complexities of moving water as my choice of subject matter, and am fascinated by the way that water takes on its substance from the colours and forms around it, integrating the surrounding landscape into itself. A key challenge was to convey a sense of dynamic motion and downward flow in the water using the dominant white areas of pattern. These patterns depict how the path and speed of the water is dictated by the rock forms, and the force of gravity that propels it.
This artwork represents a place that is constantly changing, yet retains a sense of steady timelessness.