3 plate Solar print on Hahnemuhle paper. Editioned Brenda Tye, Signed on Back
Image size approx: 16x68cm. Framed (White)
The subject of this artwork is the garden of friends in Rosebank on the far north coast of NSW, who unselfishly have allowed me to make it mine in a small concertina sketchbook.
The drawing was begun in the summer of 2015 during my annual pilgrimage and over the next four years pages were completed, documenting the effect of the weather and seasons; planting and pruning. The artist book was completed in November 2019, days before being evacuated because of approaching fires. It is currently being exhibited as part of the 2020 Jacaranda Drawing Prize touring exhibition. Drawing lies at the heart of my practice and this sketchbook has informed a series prints commenced in 2017.
The solar print ‘Return to Emerson Road’ 2020 translates a of section of this book. ~ Christine Druitt Preston 2022.
Christine Druitt Preston’s prints are held in Australian and International Public Collections including:
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, NSW.
Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY, USA.
Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Centre Collection, NSW.
Bathurst Regional Gallery, NSW.
The State University of New York, NY, USA.
Alfred University, NY, USA.