Brighton West Pier Night Sea
£40.00 – £180.00
‘Brighton West Pier Night Sea.’
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.
This print shows the West Pier at night as an ethereal presence. Its pearl complexion tells us about belonging to two worlds: the past world when the pier was was full with children and adults promenading on its timber deck, with the sound of its performers and attractions; and the irremediable future, in a sky of seaweed and a stormy sea. IT comes to my mind the poem by T.S. Eliot Four Quarters: “Time present and time past. Are both perhaps present in time future. And time future contained in time past. … All time is unredeemable.”
The print is made from a composition of the base drawings shown above. The Sky are leaves of wrack seaweed found commonly in the Sussex coast as connotations that the pier is under water. The rough wavy sea is made of sections of hair from a life drawing portrait shown above of a model call Monica from a session at the Portland Café in Kemptown with the Kemptown art association group I am a member of. You can also see in the top left drawing that I also drew the other members of this association.
|Print sizes available:||
A1 size landscape, A3 size landscape, A4 size landscape