'Shallow Aquifer', Philip Hunter (1958-2017)
Landscape is a line drawn at the top and the bottom. Landscape is the lines across the land before and after. Landscape is the persistent application of what the hand muscles are capable. Landscape is the colour that keeps coming back, night and day. Philip died on the fourth of April. I comb his books for his jazz, his surf, his jokes, his laugh. Landscape is the ever-changing effects of light on the givens of earth. Landscape is the catchment at its most mundane and its most sublime. Landscape is what’s become, recently, Armadale, Altona, Alamein, Avenel, Avoca, Acheron, Ararat.