Richard Dunlop

Ghost Nets (Time After Time), 2018

acrylic and oil

61 x 61 CM

From the artist

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.

Artist background

Lives and works in Brisbane. Exhibiting since 1990. Represented in university and regional public gallery collections in Queensland.