Palimpsest & Bloodsilk: Transmission
Colour and texture are the cornerstones of Rowan E. Robertson’s work, often employed through the building up of many layers. One can witness a sense of history when viewing his work — stretching out like an ancestral time-line allowing the finished work to be a sum of its parts and experiences.
“Layers upon layers meld together. Single pieces — experiences and events — fuse to form the final composite of one’s self. In my work the edge of one colour can be seen coming from behind another or an underlying texture influencing another, much like how the past events of our lives influence present and future ones. We are the sum of all our experiences.”
Blood on Silk is a three year cross disciplinary collaboration between Dr Peter Domachuk, ARC Postdoctoral fellow, School of Physics, University of Sydney, Dr Lee Anne Hall, UTS, a writer, cultural theorist and museum studies expert and a visual artist, Fiona Davies.