Catch a Wave – Luskentyre Beach – 2017
In 2017 I was commissioned by the An Lanntair Arts Centre in Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis and Harris to make a new piece of work to be a permanent mural in the first floor restaurant. A beautiful room with floor to ceiling windows overlooking Stornoway Harbour. The finished piece was to be about 26 foot by 9 foot.
I spent time on the island in October 2017. During my research I made three beautiful walks on Luskentyre Beach, Isle of Harris In November 2017.
The main elements contained in this piece are; the vast awe inspiring beauty of the landscape and sky; the power and intense colour of the sea; the intricate patterns left on the sand by the outgoing tide; the sea borne flotsam and jetsam created and discarded by human hand, its reference to shipping and fishing and the moon which causes and controls the tides.
The work is made from some unravelled nylon rope, some plastic waste and seawater gathered on Luskentyre Beach.
In this, the largest work I have ever made, I wanted to create something powerful and beautiful, something that captured the sublime ephemeral simplicity of a single wave but with the warning that that such wilderness is a fragile and easily damaged.
The mural is now installed and I have released, exclusively through my website, an edition print at 10” x 24”.
Prints are signed, dated, numbered and embossed with my studio blind stamp in an edition of 50 and printed on Hahnemühle Cotton Rag.
Special price of £250 + £15p&p (uk)
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