Ink and watercolour on mixed media paper. 297 x 420 mm ( 11.69 x 16.53 in), 2020.
While drawing this I was so so tempted to move it towards a contemporary issue and add plastic waste among the seashells and logs. That would have been the reality, this in my painting is the fairy tale guys...
I took the reference photo on Bull Island and on some days its shore is a disgrace. Plastic everywhere, bottles, scraps, all the little colourful bits that doesn't fit in the greyish green on the shore. Sad.
So this piece is kept as an imaginary scene, a dream, without the rubbish, just the natural elements. A bit of comfort and escape from reality.
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