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Creative Work

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Publication Details

This creative work was originally published as:

Morris, R. (2016). Zipper landscape [Oil and enamel on plywood]. Gosford Regional Gallery, Gosford, Australia.


190502 Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting)


Zipper Landscape is a thin horizontal delineation of painted fragments constituting a striking similarity to a horizon line view of the landscape. This linear configuration is dependent upon two key elements. The first is the numerous pieces of painted plywood components constituting the horizontal format, and secondly, the thick impasto butyl rubber extrusions in the form of painted lines which inhabit approximately four of the components. The collective effect of both elements, is the palpable depiction of a distant landscape typography. Unlike Tony Cragg’s assemblages mentioned above, Zipper Landscape is more dependent upon the traditional notion of a painted line traversing component parts, than it is dependent on merely the juxtaposition of discreet components.


Used by permission: the artist