- Catalogue Number
- Title and Date
2010; reworked and retitled 2010
- Subsequent Title(s)
- Terminal II
- Description of Featured Image
- A depiction of a jetty situated at the water’s edge, surmounted by a monolithic curved structure. At the lower right is a slipway.
- Where Made
- Alphington, Melbourne
- Medium Category and Technique
- Intaglio Print: Drypoint and burnishing on copper
- Wove paper. Identified papers: Cream Stonehenge paper; white BFK Rives paper with watermark: ‘BFK RIVES / FRANCE’ with infinity symbol; white Arches paper with watermark: ‘ARCHES / FRANCE’ with infinity symbol; white Stonehenge paper.
Image size: 220 x 298 mm
Matrix size: 224 x 298 mm
- Artist’s Record Number
- RAE.192, RAE.195 (both 2010)
- Printer(s) and Workshop(s)
- States I through VI printed by Rick Amor in his Alphington studio. First edition printed by Rosalind Atkins at Kate Herd’s studio, Alphington. State VII printed by Amor in the Alphington studio. State VIII printed by Amor in the Alphington studio (VIII.a and VIII.b) and by Rosalind Atkins at Kate Herd’s studio (VIII.c). Second edition printed by Rosalind Atkins at Kate Herd’s studio.
- Summary Edition Information
- Eight states. Two editions. First edition: edition of ten numbered impressions, 2010 (Terminal). Second edition: edition of ten numbered impressions, 2010 (Terminal II).
- Art Gallery of South Australia 2016–17: Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Rick Amor: Contemporary Romantic, 2 December 2016 – 30 April 2017 [no catalogue].
- State Library of Victoria, Melbourne: six state impressions, numbered 1-1 through 1-6 (Terminal); ed. 2/10 (Terminal); three state impressions, numbered 1-1 through 1-3 (Terminal II); one trial proof with annotations (Terminal II); ed. 2/10 (Terminal II).
- Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide: ed. 8/10 (Terminal II) (promised gift).
This mysterious structure by the sea is the artist’s invention. Its shape was inspired by a seemingly unlikely source: the 69th Regiment Armory, on Lexington Avenue, New York, with its barrel-vaulted hall, covered by a ribbed, curved exterior. Amor photographed the building when in New York in 1996 on a Visual Arts/Craft Board (Australia Council) residency at the Greene St Studio.
In making this drypoint, the artist has completely transformed his source, shifting the motif from the city to the shore, and to post-industrial dereliction. The print and a painting of the subject, in reverse direction, are both based on a watercolour.
The first edition of the print exploited the drypoint burr, with heavy inking. This was judged too rich, as it diverted attention from subject to technique and printing effects. In the last two states, areas of the plate were burnished back, and tonal adjustments made with the drypoint needle; a second, lighter edition was then printed.
A view of a structure similar to that seen in E.161 is the subject of a subsequent but much smaller print, The wall, 2011, reworked 2012 and 2013, as Terminal (cat. no. E.167).
- New York, Sea
Record last updated 17/09/2017