“A wonderous city of fairest carving, refelcted in gleaming waters swirled to new patterning by every passing gondola.” Sylvia Pankhurst
My response to a freezing cold winter visit to Venice in 2013 where I photographed the haunting images of the gondola’s silver head and the line where the land meets the sea. I reinterpreted these photographs into pewter plaques, ink and bleach drawings, painting with stitch, digital work and multi layering until the image became that of a marching army moving against the inevitability of the tide. The result is a series of pewter plaques, in their own individual hessian hand made bags and a selection of ink and collage drawings presented in box frames.
(2013, print on handmade paper, 30 x 25cm)
(2013, sewn absract gondolas, 23 x 23 cm)
(2013, metal plaque in pouch, 15 x 10 cm)
Framed Gondola abstract prints
(2013, mixed media, 30 x 42 cm)