Deidre Brollo, “Fathom”
Page detail – archival pigment print, papercut.
Artist: Deidre Brollo (Hamilton, Australia)
Title: Fathom (2013)
Medium/technique(s): archival pigment prints, papercuts
Edition size: N/A
Number of pages: N/A
Dimensions, open: 21 x 76 x 3 cm
Dimensions, closed: 21 x 39 x 3 cm
Deidre Brollo is an artist who works primarily in the areas of printmaking, artist’s books and installation. She holds a PhD from Sydney College of the Arts, where her research investigated, through a thesis and an exhibition, the role of memory in the viewing of art. She was Visiting Artist at National Art School, Sydney, and curated Noosa Regional Gallery’s artist’s book symposium, The Artist’s Book and the Search for the Impossible. She has exhibited in solo and group shows in Australia, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, France and South Korea. Her work is represented in the collections of the State Library of Queensland, Southern Cross University and Manly Library.
The artist’s book Fathom is concerned with the precarious nature of the sea voyage. It reflects upon the perpetual advance and retreat of the ocean, the fate of vessels and passengers upon it, and the endless watch of the lighthouse and keeper, silently looking on from the headland.