Patterdale Landscape with Wire

This is a reinterpretation of John Glover’s Patterdale Landscape with Cattle, 1833, where the large eucalypt central to the original composition is replaced by a rusted roll of sheep wire having similar characteristics. Wire was introduced into the landscape to enable gridlines and ownership of landscape to be defined. Rolls of wire now litter the landscape and remind me of ancient eucalypts now disappeared.

Bruce Thurrowgood


Acrylic on linen