Long View Study No. 13 (Nimrod Shore Party)
The figures in this piece represent Ernest Shackleton and his Antarctic crew from the 1907-09 'Nimrod' Expedition who produced the letterpress-printed Aurora Australis book, fashioning its wooden covers from recycled provision cases. Each page of the triptych is 11.75" high x 10.25" wide, created in graphite and cut paper. The set is currently on exhibit in Cutters/Cork, the latest in the Cutters series of international contemporary collage exhibitions curated by James Gallagher. The show is up through March 12 at West Cork Arts Centre in County Cork, Ireland.