- Catalogue Number
- Title and Date
- Storm 2009
- Description of Featured Image
- A view of the sea, looking towards the horizon, with a white-crested wave rolling in and breaking up in several places. In the sky is a huge storm cloud.
- Where Made
- Alphington, Melbourne
- Medium Category and Technique
- Intaglio Print: Etching, burnishing and drypoint on copper
- Wove paper. Identified papers: BFK Rives paper with watermark: ‘BFK RIVES / FRANCE’ with infinity symbol.
Image size: 74 x 100 mm
- Artist’s Record Number
- Printer(s) and Workshop(s)
- All impressions printed by Rick Amor in his Alphington studio.
- Summary Edition Information
- Nine states. No edition.
- For an illustration of the painting Sky study, 2009 (now destroyed), see Liverpool Street Gallery (with Niagara Galleries), Rick Amor – Small Paintings 2009 (exh. cat.), Liverpool Street Gallery, East Sydney, 2009, n.p., cat. no. 3.
- State Library of Victoria, Melbourne: fourteen state impressions, numbered 1-1 through 1-5, 2-5, 1-6, 1-7, 2-7, 1-8 through 1-10, 2-10, 3-10.
This etching is after a small painting, Sky study, 2009 (now destroyed) (Liverpool Street Gallery 2009), and is oriented in the same direction. The subject is based loosely on cloud studies that Amor made on site at Flinders on the Mornington Peninsula. Nevertheless, in its present configuration, it has its source largely in memory.
The early states of E.157 are tonally close to the painting, in which the clouds presage a storm. However, in the final state, with the darkening of the whole sky at the right of the composition, Amor moved the etching in a darker direction, with the sea now in the midst of a roiling storm.
Despite the many careful adjustments made to the copper plate as he worked through the nine states of this print, Amor decided against printing an edition, and cancelled the plate.
The plate has not been located.
- Clouds, Sea, Seascape, Storm, Stormy sea
Record last updated 17/02/2021