"The means are quite minimal, but the intention is far from minimalist, for the subject is the night sky seen away from towns and cities where ambient light dims the stars. But these paintings are not astronomers observational maps of the heavens nor astrological charts with fixed galaxies and stars arranged into the signs of the zodiac and wandering planets connecting the destinies of individuals to the celestial order. These works are the response of the artist to the spectacular show of the Australian night sky experienced on trips across the centre of the continent. This is what it feels like to lie on the ground and look up and out."
From catalogue essay by Graham Eadie.
Image: Frank Thirion, installation view, 2008.