Alice Strange

la patte

Painted self-portrait of a printmaker, including a ‘pawprint’.  Irredeemably retinal … Acrylic 50x40cm “In French there is an old expression, ‘la patte’, meaning the artist’s touch, his personal style, his ‘paw’. I wanted to get away from ‘la patte’ and from all that retinal painting.” -marcel duchamp

london transport woodcut

london transport

Transportation of convicts from London to Australia provided a solution to prison overcrowding and established a British colony. This had a devastating effect on the life of indigenous Australians.  The woodcut draws on the style and iconography of Australian artists to depict the departure point for transports. The Thames snakes from Tower Bridge in the…