The Last Rivers Song presents a stunning series of photographs of the raw, natural, beauty of Clutha River and Kawarau Rivers before the filling of Lake Dunstan at the completion of the hydro dam at Clyde in Central Otago, New Zealand. The work offers an evocative portrait of a wild, free-flowing river that has been lost to hydro development.
"Water surges, sprays, foams, whirls, ripples and rests, framed by very black rock which, when devoid of detail cameos the textures of its movements. In other instances a chiaroscuro lighting throws forward rock surface, its water-worn texture combining in rhythmic counterpoint with the current. The mural works are more expressively extreme, and have a greater over-all movement, each work capturing a different mood, from candy-floss fibres of foam in mural five, to the bone-crushing torrents". Alastait Galbraith - Art NZ No40
146 pages - large format landscape (11 x 13 inches 33.02 x 27.94 cm) printed on ProLine Pear (140# Text) paper - Hardcover imagewrap