Inspired by the Eagles’ song
"A Train Leaves Here This Morning"
about being cast aside and abandoned.
An image of symbols that speak of being superseded and left behind in time, no longer taken care of. A once thriving and vital lifeblood full of relevance now no longer in use, an abandoned branch line. Nevertheless the nostalgia of a bygone era finds unexpected beauty, things that once were and no longer able fulfilling their original purpose still retain their dignity and appeal to the discerning eye.
In the lingering warmth and the last golden rays of the late afternoon sun with the impending heavy evening clouds drawing in, the colours of the typically Australian rural landscape are accentuated. A landscape that is abundant with old unused buildings. The old abandoned windmills, often still churning away, bring water to the surface to be enjoyed only by local wildlife. Beauty lingers there in the nostalgia of days gone by.
I fell in love with this teeny weeny building that reminded me so much of an abandoned railway station out in the back of beyond and knew instinctively what I wanted to do with it. The image consists of 53 layers and 16 individual photographs. The layered file is 4GB in size.
Image components captured in South Australia.
This image is an original composition by Suellen Cook. All prints are Limited Edition, signed by the artist.
The images are printed with pigment ink on Canson Rag Photographique, a 100% cotton rag archival paper. These prints will last over 100 years and are amongst the most archival processes currently available.
Produced by fine art printers, Full Gamut.
Please note; Prints are made to order. Please allow 10-15 business days for production and shipping. Delivery times will vary with destination.