West Pier Cormorants
£40.00 – £180.00
‘West Pier Cormorants.’
From original ink drawing to which I apply colour digitally. Printed on fine art paper using archival inks. This print is available in the following formats:
A1 size landscape 84.1 x 59.4 cm (33.1 x 23.4 in) Large. Signed print from a limited edition of 100.
A3 size landscape 42 x 29.7 cm (16.5 x 11.7 in) Medium. Open edition signed print.
A4 size landscape 29.7 x 21 cm (11.7 x 8.3 in) Small. Open edition signed print.
If you are observant of wildlife you might have spotted cormorants drying their wings on the ruins of the West Pier in Brighton. These birds are rather elegant with their slender figure, long necks and anthracite iridescent feathers. To my mind comes a poem attributed to Christopher Isherwood that goes like this : “The Common Cormorant or Shag, lays eggs inside a paper bag. The reason you will see no doubt it is to keep the lightning out….” This poem, not short of humour, was composed at a dinner party. Guests set each other the challenge of writing a poem containing a given word. The cormorants are resting on what was previously a beautiful Victorian leisure pier. The West Pier sadly was destroyed by a series of fires and all that remains is its bent structure of rusted wrought iron.
|Print sizes available:||
A1 size landscape, A3 size landscape, A4 size landscape