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jo Bertini

Zabriskie Books, 2014
172 pages
B + W & Colour images
ISBN: 9780992401504

This highly illustrated book will reinvigorate the way we see the desert by creating a fresh perspective on the existing visual narrative. Spirited and uncompromising, Bertini is one of a only a small number of non-indigenous Australian artists for whom the desert has become an essential subject. As a woman travelling to extreme and remote areas with a string of camels, her experiences are unique.

There is a yearning in Bertini's drawings and gouaches, an ache to connect withwhat she sees, before it disappears. Rarely do we get so close to the experience of an artist at work.

With an introduction by Robyn Davidson, author of the best-selling book Tracks, Fieldwork, is an authentic engagement with the desert lands and Bertini as apainter and explorer.


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