Auditory Visions: Threnody by G.w. Bot

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Auditory Visions: Threnody by G.w


Threnody by G.W. Bot (1993)

Threnody, a song of mourning, looks down upon a snowy landscape where stark trees break through a white surface. Named, in part, as a tribute to Peter Sculthorpe’s composition of the same title, the dominant sound for this work is a cello progressing in slow harmonic intervals. My aim was to acknowledge the musical connection identified by Bot whilst capturing the steady mood of her print.

This work was included in Auditory Visions, an exhibition of prints and sound created by myself and Rona Green. G.W. Bot is one of Australia’s most prominent printmakers. It was an honour to have her work included in the exhibition.

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