THE latest exhibition at the ZigZag Gallery in Kalamunda, Geographica, by Una and Russell Bell, is focused on “earth writing”.
Earth-writing is what the artists call marks made in the earth and re-interpreted as calligraphy.
The artists believe the marks on stone and different types of soil all add to the concept of earth-writing.
Lines through a landscape are a form of natural geometry, such as the line of a watercourse and the cracks on the surface of a granite outcrop.
Other patterns like vegetation, leaf litter, the angles of twigs and branches and their shapes can also have an abstract and calligraphic quality.
Some of the works highlight the red salt lake in Lake Grace, Geographe Bay North and the sand mine in Dongara.
While many of the works are acrylic on canvas, Una Bell has also included some linocut prints with hand-painted detail.
The artists live in Mundaring and this is their third joint exhibition.
Previously, Una Bell has had three solo exhibitions. She trained at the Claremont Technical College in the 1970s in drawing, painting and printmaking.
The exhibition runs until October 30.