Ghost Nets (Time After Time)

This painting depicts the watery flow of what are colloquially called ‘ghost nets’ – carelessly abandoned fishing nets which continue a journey which imperils marine life, and will cause inter-generational problems. As a unique subject for a landscape painting, ghost nets offered so many metaphorical opportunities in relation to Australia’s past. I wanted to make a modest-scaled and understated painting, also about creating visual depth and trying to capture the rhythmic essence of nets dancing in the ocean.

Richard Dunlop


acrylic and oil