Denis Bourke - 'Waikato Conduit'
760 x 1020
Acrylic on canvas
Bourke has travelled widely in New Zealand and is a long time recorder and illustrator of land features and tree patterns.
Some of the paintings depict actual locations while others explore land forming processes such as volcanism using simplified forms and a diagrammatic quality.
Another thread in his paintings is based on non art imagery/diagrams borrowed from geomorphology and cartography. The introduction of visual systems removed from the traditional Landscape Painting genre adds new layers of meaning and association.