Robyn Elphinstone

Sands of Time

This image was generated from part of a digital photograph taken during a Griffith University Fine Art Camp on Stradbroke Island in 2003.  Our Indigenous guide had taken us to Polka Point beach, a traditional Aboriginal gathering place, to explain some of his ancestor’s dream-time stories, customs and beliefs.  Listening to his talk, whilst observing the ebb and flow of the tide on the shoreline, I noticed intriguing patterns being left in the wet sand.  By capturing these, which metaphorically represented the fabric of the lives that had gone before us on the island, and by extending the depths of the sand gradations and colours, these two prints were produced.

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  • Categories: 2004 Artist Profiles
  • Country: Queensland, Australia
  • Medium: digital print

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