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Ruth Johnston is a highly respected Australian printmaker. Her work has been included in exhibitions that look at the slippery division between originality and copy, Aboriginal history and local ecology. ‘Untitled (Eucalyptus Leaf)’ is a most unusual work. It is a print of a real eucalyptus leaf, pressed onto paper – a wisp of ephemeral nature caught in eternity. Like a fingerprint, this leaf is unique yet quintessential, conjuring the distinct tang of the Australian bush. Johnston is represented at the National Gallery of Australia, British Museum, Parliament House, Art Gallery of New South Wales, National Gallery of Australia and many more. Her work is widely renowned – unique, and deftly moving. For collectors of contemporary prints, and avid bushwalkers this vestige of the outdoors will delight.
Ruth JOHNSTONE (1955 - )'Untitled (Eucalyptus Leaf)' 2007print on paperEdition of 50Image Size: 22 x 11 cm Dimensions: 25 x 25 cm Signed: Signed 'Ruth Johnstone', dated and editioned in lower left cornerComes with Letter of Provenance
Created through pressing a leaf onto paper. Part of a print exchange between 50 Victorian artists, curated by Rona Green. This selection of works highlights the richness and diversity of the print medium as well as the strength of current practice. This collection was exhibited in Green’s hometown at Geelong Art Gallery in 2007 to 2008.
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