In the Shade of a Cactus 5, Original Artwork by Silvi Glattauer
In the Shade of a Cactus 5, Original Artwork by Silvi Glattauer, 2 Plate Photgravure, Edition of 10 + 2 AP, 700 x 1000mm, 2020
About the work:
In The Shade of A Cactus 5, Original Artwork by Silvi Glattauer.
This piece is part of Chromatic Retreat, a group exhibition showcasing the work of 17 Australian artists exploring their practice within the limits of a largely achromatic palette.
“I’ve had a long standing fascination with cactuses that began as a young child in my grandmother’s garden. Mum would have to pick the needles from my tiny hands because I insisted on touching them.” Glattauer says.
“Every time I travel back to my native Argentina I can’t help but be attracted by the gentle and omnipresent ‘cardon grande cactus’; that are dotted all over the north west of the country. These toned greyscale photogravure prints are laden with tradition, memories and personal reflections of distant lands.”
About the Artist:
A founding member of The Baldessin Press and Studio, Silvi Glattauer is a practicing photo-media artist who is recognised as an authority on the Photopolymer Photogravure process as well as working with a range of other photographic processes. Her images are about beauty as felt by the sense of sight and touch. Glattauer’s approach is to collect, to archive, to classify and to record. Her narratives are strongly related to storyboards of time and place with a connecting thread between materiality, object and preciousness.
– Two Plate Photogravure
– Edition of 10 (2AP)
– Artwork dimensions 700 x 1000mm
– Framed in Tasmanian Oak