On the Acheron 1989/2023
Cotton thread on purchased painting, 115x52cm
Exhibited at Wyndham Art Gallery
The artwork is a modification of an original Australian landscape painting “On the Acheron” by Ret Chapman from 1989. The original painting was purchased from eBay. I edit the painting with thread, referencing the aesthetics of Photoshop and digital composition. Green screen fringing, hidden layers, image rotation and selection marks are added to highlight the construction of landscape in settler painting traditions.