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Impossible Tree 2
[100 Photographs, pl. 075]
Gelatin silver print
David Moore Estate
© Courtesy of the David Moore Estate
The contorted limbs of this Angophora tree defy our expectations of botanical symmetry. In the early 1970s, Moore built a timber retreat at Lobster Bay, just north of Sydney. He was entranced by the beauty of the bush around him and wrote that it was 'a period of peace and tranquillity that allowed me to condition my previous understandings of the photograph'.
Alan Davies, The State Library of NSW
This photograph was included in the David Moore 100 Photographs series that toured the State Library of NSW (titled David Moore 100 photographs) in late 2005. The exhibition then travelled to Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne, in 2006, changing its title to David Moore A Vision, 1927-2003; and then to Bendigo Art Gallery (2006), Shepparton Art Gallery (2006), Albury Regional Art Gallery (2007), Gold Coast City Art Gallery (2007), Wollongong City Gallery (2007), Mildura Arts Centre (2008), and finally to LaTrobe Regional Gallery (2008). A Limited Edition of the series was also produced.