From the Check Points series.
This series of three prints is taken from drawings made around city studios that I have worked in. Drawing in the city where I live this year and studying colours of the places I have grown and worked as an artist, showed me the truly old buildings - the trees.
As I drew more of the trees and sat where the streets end in dirt paths and more natural settings, my imagination drifted off to another city in earlier times. Looking into these areas and some of the names that may have been recorded to document the first nations language's in these areas I came across this article
The names I use here for the locations refer to the article and the notes made by Alfred William Howitt from records of conversations he had sometime between 1897 and 1901 with William Barak, ngurungaeta (leader) of the Wurundjeri-willam, the traditional owners of what is now northern Melbourne, and Dick Richards, Barak's fellow Kulin countryman.
This print 'On Franklin' is the area by the Blender lane studio that I worked in for many years. There was not an indigenous name I could find for this area, so I have named it after the street where the tree is found today.
This is a four colour risograph print on 250gsm envirocare paper
in Sunflower, Blue, Aqua and Black
It measures 297mm x 420mm
Signed edition of 20
Cost includes shipping inside archival A3 mylar slip posted in a flat card mailer.