Actual Fractual (1994)

Actual Fractual 1994

Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 203 x 153
Private collection, Melbourne

The main lines of the real estate source (not previously used by Arkley), are transcribed over the reverberant, patterned surface in the manner typical of the ‘Pointillist Suburb’ series.

The ‘moiré effect’, generated by slightly mismatched overlapping stencilled patterns, based on one of Arkley’s studio copies of Scientific American, is clearly in evidence here (for further details and discussion, see Carnival 73ff.).


  • Sold in 1994 for $10,000 (ref. HA stock-book 1993-6)


  • HA Tolarno 11/94 (‘Pointillist Suburb series’), cat.6 ($10,000)
  • Korea 1998 (‘Unhomely’)
  • HA Venice 1999 (as P/C, courtesy Gould Gallery)


  • Asian Art News 6.6 (Nov./Dec.1996), cover image
  • Smith 1998 (‘Unhomely’, p.24 (ill.)
  • Livingstone & Morrell 1999 (HA Venice, p.20 (ill.)