web the origins of nothing gold can stay.jpgNothing Gold Can Stay

Robert Frost

Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.
 
The idea behind these two copper plate etchings is to hint at passing time not just through the colours of nature but the relative transience of the human imprint on the landscape.  One is the more obvious cityscape (Auckland from the Waitemata, the other just the hint of a tower. But in both the passing of measured hours. These plates are inked in a variety of techniques: intaglio, relief, viscosity all in multiple layers.
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