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I was talking to a retired railroad fettler about how Tasmania is retiring so many tracks in favour of road transport, it's been going on for years and probably all over the world as politicians succumb to the deadlines of frantic market forces and shareholder's expectations and it's silly to think that it's happening in a quiet little backwater like Tasmania but it is, no landscape will be left untrammeled, no profit can be denied...we are a strange species, our curiosity and intelligence ought to save the day and lets hope so because it could look like this; at the bottom stand rocks like a Chinese landscape and a little further along the river bed rises forcing the water surface to erupt and wash across the rocks and around a couple of islands. The river continues this way along the tree line behind till the current settles again and achieves a responsible ageless character meandering slowly towards New Norfolk and ultimately Hobart still 50 kilometres further on. The fettler had told me about this railway bridge that spanned the river at this spot. I positioned myself about 20 meters above the river on a little platform jutting out from the now disused track and painted this in a couple of hours.

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oil paint

Derwent River (2016)


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