Beverly Batt, Waterway
Beverley Batt, Waterway
Very little is known about Beverly Batt except that she taught at the Australian National University in the 1960s as a painter and ws commercially active as an artist in 1970s and 1980s.
The Work of Art
Beverley is particularly known for her abstract works. Waterway was created in 1978 and depicts a fusion of greens and browns much like a commercial waterway. Through the waterway are a myriad of symbols and markings. Make of it what you will, but the symbols and markings can represent many languages of commerce and trade, activities of many sorts during the lifetime of a river or canal. The solid bar may represent the man made element that is concurrent in the lifespan of the waterway.
In Beverley Batt's Spindrift 3, painted in 1974, different images are conjured up. These may be of a rocky landscape, folding rock formations and the violent eruption of a volcano. The work could also be seen a depiction of contrasts - land and sea, silence and activity. The delight of Beverley's works is that the works can be read in so many ways.