G.W. Bot is the pen name for senior Australian artist, Christine Grishin. It comes from “Le grand Warm Bot”, the first written reference to a wombat made by early French explorers. Wombats are Bot’s totemic animal – the creature she feels a deep, spiritual kinship with.
Like the wombat, Bot’s work is amongst the landscape. She creates poetic fields of nature, populated by glyphs, or hieroglyphics, of her own invention. ‘Glyphs and Shadows’, which combines watercolour and linocut printing, is rhythmic and earth-toned. To gaze upon it feels spiritual.
Bot was exhibited as part of the National Gallery of Australia’s seminal exhibition ‘Know My Name’. She was the subject of a touring survey organised by the Goulburn Regional Art Gallery between 2010 and 2013, and is represented across public collections here and overseas.
‘Glyphs and Shadow’ is a meditative, unique perspective on the Australian landscape. It will clear the mind.
GW BOT (1954 - )
'Glyphs and Shadow' 2016
watercolour and linocut on BFK paper
Image Size: 111 x 76 cm
Dimensions: 124 x 89 x 4 cm
Signed: Titled, signed and dated lower image: Glyphs and Shadows, GW Bot 2016
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Australian Galleries label verso
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