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John Young

Australia

BEN CURNOW

I started off

by growing up

like everybody else

Then I took

a bend to the south

an inclination to the east

a prolongation north

and a sharp turn to the west

This poetic passage, from Kenneth White's Interpretations of a Twisted Pine (1979) is quoted in the catalogue to John Young's recent exhibition, 'Paradigm Fountain', alongside a passage from Henry David Thoreau's Walden (1854). This exhibition consisted of landscapes - romantically replete with waterfalls, mists and a sunset over mountain tops.

Young's…

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