Bruce Phillip Bradfield
"Broome loves the shiny, pearlescent surface of the pearl shell and how it tells stories of the heroes who dived for them, chasing the shiny pebble inside. I look at my mother today and I realise that the outside of the shell describes her far better. It's chipped, pitted and worn and has scarred layer upon ugly layer, admitting far more truth about the cost of pearls upon our peoples."
About the Artist
Bruce Bradfield is a Bardi man from Ardyaloon / One Arm Point on the Dampier Peninsula.
Through his printmaking practice, Bruce explores the colours and forms of the regional and remote Western Australian landscape. He primarily works in etching, lithography and lino printing, and experiments with inks, dyes and other materials to develop his earth-inspired palette. His subjects range from built intrusions into the natural environment to mundane objects rich with stories.
His work is held in the collections of the Art Gallery of Western Australia and Geraldton Regional Art Gallery, and in numerous private collections.