ROSALIND LAWSON

Rosalind-Lawson-Monument

Monument, 2015
Oils on canvas
105 x 76cm
$3110 (inclusive of postage and handling within Australia)

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Rosalind-Lawson-Anakie-Timeless

Anakie Timeless, 2015
Oils on canvas
Framed: 110 x 90cm
Unframed: 110 x 90cm
$2620 (inclusive of postage and handling within Australia)

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ROSALIND LAWSON

Anakie Gorge
A Living Museum
My inspiration

The curling wind can seem tangible and sensuous as it travels through the gorge and whispers history in your ears. A history of water started here when 500 million years ago the sea bed along the Rowsley Fault Line was tumultuously reconfigured becoming the present landscape. Salt water became clear, the Stony Creek ran through the gorge and the site became significant for the indigenous people. The establishment of Geelong in the 19th century by white settlers created an urgent demand for water and the Stony Creek Reservoirs were built. The concrete retaining wall of the Lower Stony Creek reservoir was built in 1872 and was the first of its kind in Australia and the third in the world.

For the artist, the gorge provides unending and inspiring material for picture making. Conceptually the visuals are married to the complexity of the natural history, the human history of both indigenous and non- indigenous peoples and incredible examples of engineering and creative endeavour. All this is linked to the current environmental issues of protecting our natural water systems and the sustainable use of water. Those who wish to save the planet must think as creatively as artists do.

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