Hello Plato

Above the Abyss


Hello Plato


From the Hello Plato series – each print is composed of geometric shapes, circle, square, triangle, rectangle, the grid and symmetry. These prints were originally sold in sets of five variations.

"Shallow space" is indicative of the artist's concerns related to her conversations about space at the time (see Greenberg and others). The ground in her calligraphic prints is a maculated surface arrived at from processes she developed to accept "the given" in the work process and to break down and go beyond traditional codes bounding printmaking processes. As Hayter was working in Paris, Lynn developed editions of prints in which the random elements offered by materials and tools in the printing process were given value, thus she created editions of 10 prints, all slightly different and signed AP (artist's proof). As Lynn said at the time, her editions fitted the space between the print and painting.

640 x 526 mm

Te Moana Studio, Geraldine, South Canterbury, New Zealand

1960s, 1970s Adam Gallery 2008-09, Christchurch ( Cleaven's Art Gallery ) ; Akaroa (Bossard's Art Gallery) ; Dawson's Art Gallery, Dunedin; Auckland , New Vision gallery; Bett Duncan Gallery Wellington