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The linocuts of Australian artist Stan Squire are inextricably rooted to his native New South Wales—both in content and production. When the fickle surf in his zone goes flat, he retreats to his studio and hunkers down to work, creating Arcadias of perfect surf that are half fantasy and half memory. And when the conditions shift, he heads back out to restock the mental banks. “It’s inconsistent down here,” he says, “so you’re constantly dreaming about perfect setups. Whereas if you grew up in Bali, there’d be no need.”