Ron McBurnie
The Rake's Progress

 

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"The Rake’s progress series was made over a two year period in Brisbane and Townsville. The etchings, like those made by William Hogath in his original series, follow the fate of the "Rake" on his journey through life. Unlike Hogath’s narrative, the Rake in my series is a young artist who both observes and participates in events as they unfold in different environments.
As well as recording many local events that occured while I made the series, I included many historical art references that had some way influenced my early artistic development." - Ron Mcburnie
The inheritance or the barbeque

The inheritance or the barbeque

Date: 1989
Medium: Hard ground etching and aquatint
Plate size: 74.5 x 50.3cms
Edition: 30

 
Big Deal!

Big Deal!

Date: 1989
Medium: Hard ground etching and aquatint
Plate size: 74.5 x 50cms
Edition: 30

     
Still searching for a Gallery, Fortitude Valley, 9pm Friday

Still searching for a Gallery, Fortitude Valley, 9pm Friday

Date: 1989
Medium: Hard ground etching and aquatint
Plate size: 73.6 x 50.1cms
Edition: 30

 
A short story of progress

A short story of progress

Date: 1989
Medium: Hard ground etching and aquatint
Plate size: 74 x 50cms
Edition: 30

     
The artist and his two dogs visit the hypermarket I

The artist and his two dogs visit the hypermarket I

Date: 1989
Medium: Hard ground etching and aquatint
Plate size: 50.3 x 74cms
Edition: 30

 
The artist and his two dogs visit the hypermarket II

The artist and his two dogs visit the hypermarket II

Date: 1989
Medium: Hard ground etching and aquatint
Plate size: 50.3 x 74cms
Edition: 30

 
Sale of the century  I

Sale of the century I

Date: 1990
Medium: Hard ground etching and aquatint
Plate size: 50 x 74cms
Edition: 30

 
Sale of the century II

Sale of the century II

Date: 1990
Medium: Hard ground etching and aquatint
Plate size: 50.3 x 74cms
Edition: 30

     
White dreaming with a black conscience

White dreaming with a black conscience

Date: 1989
Medium: Hard ground etching and aquatint
Plate size: 74 x 50.1cms
Edition: 30

 
Into the abyss

Into the abyss

Date: 1990
Medium: Hard-ground etching and aquatint
Plate size: 74 x 50cms
Edition: 30

     
A tiny rake's progress

A tiny rake's progress

Date: 1989
Medium: Hard ground etching
Plate size: 10 x 7.7cms
Edition: 60

 
A hose's progress

A hose's progress

Date: 1989
Medium: Hard ground etching
Plate size: 10 x 7.7cms
Edition: 60

     
A mower's progress

A mower's progress

Date: 1989
Medium: Hard ground etching
Plate size: 10 x 7.7cms
Edition: 60

 
A dog's progress

A dog's progress

Date: 1989
Medium: Hard ground etching and aquatint
Plate size: 10 x 7.7cms
Edition: 60

© Ron McBurnie 2009