Wood Cut - Ready to Go

Wood cut RTG for handoutFor Land Art or site specific art, a confluence and contrast of shapes and colours added by human activity is enough – meaning is not needed although observers often read messages into pieces.

Or a visual and meaningful story can start to emerge as the art piece develops.

Wood cut 1 compr

Here, the pull of the sweeping view of the valley to Armidale creates a momentum for the sawn wood rounds.

They are marshalled, organised, ceremonial painted batons in hand, ready to march forth on their quest, over the far horizon. [Click photograph for a larger, clearer view].

Art and TimeThis piece is restored regularly. The hardwood rounds are deteriorating with weather and insect effects, bark peeling away and now mostly held in place by wire.

The batons, or their colours, attract the curious attention of kangaroos or deer. Too often, a morning sees batons scattered all around, chewed and chomped.