With a view toward the romantic, Old and Lost Rivers is a body of work as homage to our land and our waterways. Garry Currin's extraordinary landscape paintings hover effortlessly between abstract and representational, the past and the present; memory and real life.
All our pasts belong among the ripples
of ancestors whom we cannot name.
They are rounded by rivers
that hustle them on and leave them
more insistent than ever.
Like spent spinners our dreams at dusk
fall back to the river
and drift away.
(Into The Wider World, 2008)