Title

Joan Brassil: 'The Energy of the Life Game'

RIS ID

138900

Publication Details

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.

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

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