LITTLE BIG ROCKS
Dalgaranga crater, a tourist attraction in the Gascoyne, is Australia’s smallest meteorite impact crater situated on Dalgaranga station, once occupied by Richardson’s family. The crater was recognised in 1921 and is believed to have been created by a 20 tonne mesosiderite, although only 1.1kg of samples were found. Exploring narratives of grandeur and the natural monument, 'Big little rock' pays homage to the insignificant remains of a considerable impact. Recreating the original meteorite, whose constituents have been reduced to dust and scattered by the forces of erosion, the work becomes a metaphor for the dissolution of generational history in rural Australia.
Anna Louise Richardson, Little big rock, 2018, charcoal on cement fibreboard and board, 120 x 200cm.
Anna Louise Richardson, Little big rocks, 2018, charcoal on cement fibreboard and board, dimensions varied.