- Stephen Bowers
- earthenware, underglaze colour, clear earthenware glaze
- 7 x 63 cm
Form thrown by Mark Heidenreich
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Stephen Bowers, Larks Tongues in Aspic Part IV, Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne, 27 Oct - 8 Dec 2012
Derived from the graphic image of ‘Two natives of New Holland Advancing to combat’, engraved by Thomas Chambers for Sydney Parkinson’s posthumous Endeavour journal (1770/3) this work contrasts the copperplate cross hatched line rendering of the warriors against a soft brushwork background of pattern map for Spode’s Willow. Indigenous people (depicted by Parkinson) and imaginary places (projected by Spode) symbolically meet in a reminder of a collision of cultural contact that transformed both.