Richard Allen SALT

"Leewelenna" 90 x 90 cm


‘Salt’ is a working collection of paintings focussed around the various forms of salt found on

land and sea, some obvious some less so. From the inland deserts of Australia to the icy blue

depths of the Antarctic Peninsula salt in varying quantities fosters both life and death, creating

extraordinary patterns on both landscape and on skin. We are a people of a continent

surrounded by, and thereby connected to, salt. The dramatic colours and residue of salt lakes

and ponds across the country, coastal rock-pools and beaches, ocean depths and leached

landscapes attest to its presence and power.

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