MELISSA SMITH: 1ST -21ST JUNE

June 1, 2018June 21, 2018

Breaksea web

THE BLUE OF DISTANCE   2018

Official Opening: June 2nd from 2-4pm

This series of prints has been inspired by several visits I was privileged to make to Melaleuca in the South West of Tasmania during the past eighteen months. Visiting such isolated landscapes and the resonance of the history they contain can have a powerful impact on one. Such places are on the edges of our worlds where the blue at the horizon, the blue of land and sea that seems to dissolve into sky, is the blue of distance. There is solitude, a desire and a longing associated with such places.

The world is blue at its edges and its depths…The colour of that distance is the colour of an emotion, the colour of solitude and desire, the colour of there seen from here, the colour of where you are not. And the colour of where you can never go.

Rebecca Solnit, 2005, A Field Guide To Getting Lost, Viking Penguin, USA, p.29

There is also a sense of needing to hold on tightly to these landscapes, which remain precious, and warrant protecting within our ever-changing world that balances on a tipping point. There is a unique sense of self-awareness realised in such environments that is difficult to describe but that in turn emanates a sense of life and hope.

Longing, because desire is full of endless distances – Robert Hass

 

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eye of the needle

eye of the needle

Melissa Smith

Collograph - Intaglio

57.5 x 162 cm

Edition length: 5

Year of Print: 2016

$2,900.00 inc. GST

inlet

inlet

Melissa Smith

Intaglio collagraph, linocut

76 x 113 cm

Edition length: 4

Year of Print: 2017

$2,400.00 inc. GST

worlds beyond worlds

worlds beyond worlds

Melissa Smith

Linocut

57 x 76 cm

Edition length: 2

Year of Print: 2017

$1,025.00 inc. GST

momentary worlds (strata)

momentary worlds (strata)

Melissa Smith

Intaglio collagraph

43 x 32 cm

Edition length: 5

Year of Print: 2017

$595.00 inc. GST

momentary worlds (holly)

momentary worlds (holly)

Melissa Smith

intaglio collagraph

42.5 x 32 cm

Edition length: 5

Year of Print: 2017

$595.00 inc. GST

momentary worlds (moon)

momentary worlds (moon)

Melissa Smith

intaglio collagraph and linocut

42.5 x 32 cm

Edition length: 5

Year of Print: 2017

$595.00 inc. GST

momentary world (wind)

momentary world (wind)

Melissa Smith

intaglio collagraph

42.5 x 32 cm

Edition length: 5

Year of Print: 2017

$595.00 inc. GST

momentary worlds (migrate)

momentary worlds (migrate)

Melissa Smith

42.5 x 32 cm

Edition length: 5

Year of Print: 2017

$595.00 inc. GST

momentary worlds (lost)

momentary worlds (lost)

Melissa Smith

Intaglio collagraph

42.5 x 32 cm

Edition length: 5

Year of Print: 2017

$595.00 inc. GST

skystones

skystones

Melissa Smith

Etching - Intaglio collagraph

28.5 x 76 cm

Edition length: 5

Year of Print: 2017

$595.00 inc. GST

momentary worlds (wind)

momentary worlds (wind)

Melissa Smith

intaglio collagraph

43 x 32 cm

Edition length: 5

Year of Print: 2017

$595.00 inc. GST

longing II

longing II

Melissa Smith

Intaglio collagraph and linocut

28.5 x 76 cm

Edition length: 5

Year of Print: 2018

$620.00 inc. GST

Seas beyond Seas

Seas beyond Seas

Melissa Smith

Intaglio collagraph

57 x 76 cm

Edition length: 5

Year of Print: 2017

$1,025.00 inc. GST