I’ve been developing my sketch ‘a safer distance’ further (see previous post ‘passing time’). This artwork is acrylic ink and tissue on watercolour paper, approx 40 x 45 cms.
The original inspiration was the crumbling interior of a 19th century dynamite store at Cape Cornwall, a place I’ve visited a few times this year (see my post on the art residency I took at Brisons Veor). The small austere structure, perched on the rocks above Priests Cove, was originally part of Cape Cornwall Mine. The bolts and bars in the fabric of the interior walls were bleeding rust in a very interesting way. I seem to be very attracted to industrial archaeology lately.
I like that I can see other imagery in this. It feels there may be potential for a series here.
A safer distance. Acrylic ink/tissue on paper. Mari French 2014.
Old dynamite store, Cape Cornwall. Mari French 2014
a few workbook pages filled while invigilating my recent solo exhibition in King’s Lynn.
The first three are inspired by exploration of the Penwith mining area in west Cornwall; the last two by recent walks along the north Norfolk saltmarsh.
Food for thought here I think …