"Veteran Antarctic expeditioner Fred Elliott sent me an annotated copy
of his photolithograph, Masson Range, 1997, and of the photo he took there in 1955.
In response to my question, 'what did you change in the landscape you drew?', he wrote,
"Note that downward sweep of the rock has been emphasised to enhance the twisting in the central patch of snow. It was the feeling of tremendous forces and heat moulding this dramatic part of the range that attracted me to it.
The shape of the snowdrift has been altered to lead the eye into the picture.
This [rock form] has been changed into a broad arrow-head plunging into the heart (albeit a white one!) of the composition.
There are plenty of ways down from here [top of ridge] but some were a bit 'iffy' so I made one that I could manage!
These shapes [overhangs] are emphasised for pictorial values. I invented a lead up from the foreground ice to the centre of the crux of the twisting. That hand contraction I mentionedis DUPUYTREN'S CONTRACTURE.
There was a meltwater stream running between the rock and the ice...
It was the feeling of tremendous forces and heat
moulding this dramatic part of the range, that attracted me to it."
Lisa Roberts, Sydney, 2007