PLACE OF STUDY: Certificate III (Visual Arts), Arts Academy, (honours);
STATEMENT: Gwenn Tasker’s intention is to provoke an unsettling visceral reaction to her work rather than explicit suggestions. In her series of twelve etchings in response to the poem Twelve Labours, she employs a rich visual narrative style, with elements of Greek art, such as portraying the hero in profile, while fully engaging in the unique aesthetic qualities of the etching processes.
twelve labours, 2009, Deluxe Book(Book), 56pp, bound, hard cover embossed copper shim inset into black leather and red fabric with title in black stamped lettering; Images (Gwenn Tasker) etching, aquatint, digital print, Text poems letterpress and woodtype (Angela Gardner), on paper BFK Rives white 270gsm; archival quality, limited edition of 10 (plus 15 loose leaf books), signed by both artist and author ISBN: 978-0-9804863-1-5 assisted by Visual Arts & Crafts grant from Arts Queensland; Closed head to tail 500mm, spine to foredge 350mm, Deluxe Books open 500mm x 700mm; Sale price Deluxe Book AUD 2000/GBP 975, Book AUD 1500/GBP 725 includes overseas p&p by special delivery.
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