The Brightest of True Names: A Sketch Portrait of Fred Williams. [essay]
For McCaughey, Fred Williams remains the brightest of the true names. Two decades after his death, his art has taken on an epic quality, the long struggle to realise fully the extremes and the norm of the Australian landscape. The world of Sherbrooke Forest, the waterlogged paddocks of Lysterfield, the dry plain stretching below the You Yangs, these familiar and accessible places are held in balance against the storm-tossed clouds over Mount Kosciusko, the burning, natural monuments of the Pilbara, the arid coastline of Western Australia, biting into the Indian Ocean.