1977 Works on paper (minor)

No.7 in the sequence of Arkley’s Visual Diaries, dated¬†Jan.1977, contains a series of compositional sketches clearly relating to finished works dating from 1977 and 1978; references to Art Deco and Art Nouveau ornament suggest that parts of this book may have been completed while Arkley was overseas in late 1977-8. Obviously dating from his period overseas are Diaries no.7A and 7B, both containing notes and sketches made in Paris, London, New York etc. (for a reproduction of a typical page from D7A, see Carnival Fig.4.4). There are no sketchbooks clearly dateable to 1977.