Cressida Campbell is among Australia’s most sought after artists. Her popularity lies not only with her aesthetic, which is breathtaking in itself, but her philosophy for life. The fruit of labour and time intensive processes, Campbell’s work is the embodiment of patience. It works not against but with time, paying dues to the transience and nobility of everyday life, and the domestic universes we inhabit.
Limited to an edition of three, ‘Bush Objects’ is a luminous example of Campbell’s talent. It is an arrangement of debris - gumnuts, sticks, banksia shells arched like porcupines and propped up like totem poles - sourced on bush walks. In a muted palette, Campbell treats each finding as sculptural, creating a rhythmic composition that skips across the page.
A master in her field, Campbell is represented across national and international collections, including at the National Gallery of Victoria and British Museum. She is a multi-award winner and the subject of a retrospective at the Art Gallery of New South Wales and National Gallery of Australia.
Her work is a quiet revelation, born in the belief “Art is the best way to restore one’s spirits”.
Cressida CAMPBELL (1960 - )
'Bush Objects' 1986
Woodblock on paper
Edition of 3
Image Size: 26 x 69 cm
Dimensions: 55 x 97 x 3 cm
Signed: Signed titled and editioned below image: 1/3, Bush Objects, Cressida Campbell, 86
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Exhibited: Cressida Campbell: Woodblock Prints 1985-1987, Mori Gallery, Sydney, 18 August - 5 September 1987, cat.4 (label attached verso).
Literature: Crayford, P. (ed.), The Woodblock Painting of Cressida Campbell, Public Pictures, Sydney, 2008, p.341
Condition: Very Good: Minor foxing on left margin and right bottom margin; image itself in pristine condition.
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