Lines on the Landscape: Paintings and Poems with an Australian Theme (Hardcover)
This books consists of colour reproductions of 24 pastel paintings by Lynda Robinson, each of which is accompanied by a purpose-written poem written by Gregory Pastoll. Most of the paintings are specific landscapes from the artist's travels around Australia. All of them deal with Australian themes.
The collaboration between artist and writer has taken place over a decade. The poems were inspired by the writer's reverence for the subjects of the paintings, a reverence that harmonises particularly well with that of the artist. 'No tree is just a tree': in each poem there are associations with time and place and the meaning of each subject that expand the reader's appreciation of the painting, leading to looking deeper and finding more than was evident at first sight.