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Rhyll Plant comes to printmaking from an unusual perspective. She grew up beside the ocean on Phillip Island, inheriting her parent’s interest in marine biology. As an adult, Plant became a scientific illustrator with the National Museum of Victoria and studied printmaking at La Trobe University.
‘Hare of the Dog’ is a play on the colloquialism “hair of the dog”, referring to drinking alcohol as a hangover remedy. Under Plant however, the idiom takes on the cadence of a parable — against a setting sun, a hare and dog unite. Graphic, bold and intriguing, ‘Hare of the Dog’ is clever aesthetically and conceptually.
For collectors of contemporary art and works on paper, this work will impress. It comes from Rona Green’s curation of fifty prints, exhibited at Geelong Gallery.
Rhyll PLANT (1953 - )'Hare of the Dog' 2007woodblock on paperEdition of 50Image Size: 25 x 19 cm Dimensions: 25 x 25 cm Signed: Signed 'Rhyll', titled, dated and editioned in margin.Comes with Letter of ProvenancePart 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. Availability: in stockCondition:As New: The work of art is in the same immaculate condition as when it was created. This could be the description for a work of art that may have been in storage for years, never sold on the market but may still be some years old.© Rhyll Plant / Copyright Agency 2022
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