Geoffrey Alan Breen
Back into the Daylight--Fernleigh Track
About the artwork:
The Fernleigh tunnel forms part of Newcastle's historic industrial railway infrastructure. The line--now repurposed as a recreational walking and biking trail--retains much of the original railway geometry of gentle curves, gradients, cuttings and embankments, and this tunnel beneath the Pacific Highway.
The otherwise rectangular painting employs a projecting 'tongue' of dappled sunlight to anticipate re emergence into open space, light and air.
(Please note, some image proportions do not match the preview display. Click the image to see the full photograph.)
75 x 65 x 4
oil paint on canvas and plywood
About the artist:
Resident of Pokolbin since 1987