Elaine d'Esterre

Feminist Visual Artist – Paintings, Mixed Media and Etchings


Inscapes at Brachina Gorge

Three small oils on canvas about emotional experiences that I felt within this location in the Flinders Ranges, South Australia. I try to capture a moment in time when I get a feeling as though I dissolve into a particular place like a mountainside or some other landform.

One opaque eye glass reflects the landform the other eye sees beyond into the future while the ear image refers to the past history of place and deep time seen within geological layering of overlaying strata.

On another level I am reminded of memento mori paintings such as those where a person contemplating a skull is pondering life’s brevity. In a similar vein I juxtapose an intense moment in time against and within that of a space that is a deep time calendar.