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Joan Brassil: 'The Energy of the Life Game'

Chapter


Abstract


  • In 1999 Sydney astrophysicist Brian Robinson wrote of his longtime collaborator, Australian artist Joan Brassil: "There are similarities between Joan's creative process and my own as an astronomer. There is a common link in sharp observation, imaginative interpretation, leaps beyond established dogma. She grasps the underlying significance of some new idea, while I am still groping around for understanding."1 This three-part description of artistic practice-observation, imagination, and great leaps-encapsulates the work of a little-known but much-loved contributor to

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Ballard, S. "Joan Brassil: 'The Energy of the Life Game'." Energies in the Arts. Ed.D. Kahn. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2019, 309-330.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780262039383

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/4039

Book Title


  • Energies in the Arts

Start Page


  • 309

End Page


  • 330

Place Of Publication


  • Cambridge, MA

Abstract


  • In 1999 Sydney astrophysicist Brian Robinson wrote of his longtime collaborator, Australian artist Joan Brassil: "There are similarities between Joan's creative process and my own as an astronomer. There is a common link in sharp observation, imaginative interpretation, leaps beyond established dogma. She grasps the underlying significance of some new idea, while I am still groping around for understanding."1 This three-part description of artistic practice-observation, imagination, and great leaps-encapsulates the work of a little-known but much-loved contributor to

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Ballard, S. "Joan Brassil: 'The Energy of the Life Game'." Energies in the Arts. Ed.D. Kahn. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2019, 309-330.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780262039383

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/4039

Book Title


  • Energies in the Arts

Start Page


  • 309

End Page


  • 330

Place Of Publication


  • Cambridge, MA