Joan Brassil: 'The Energy of the Life Game'
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