My work describes the processes through which images come into being, unearthed from the dry loam of the head.
To me, the head is a thinking rock, a magic stone. Though it may weep and mourn, abandoned by everything it imagines, it is also a radiant conductor—from inanimate matter, animated forms are spirited. The art of this extraction is laborious, so that images may be borne up like sweat on the brow.
Images are spells, sparking from our heads like fire from stone, igniting darkness so that we may see.
My works are created through intense personal observation and developed through the invention of stories and mythologies.
I work across a range of media, including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography and sculpture.
About Peter Graham
Peter Graham is a renowned Australian artist working in a variety of media. For over 15 years he has produced paintings, prints and sculptures of unique beauty. He lives and works in Melbourne and is currently represented by Tolarno Galleries.