Quiet Details from the Sea
There’s a rocky beach close by (Arisaig) with seaweed with wide tendrils. The one in this painting is based on seaweed from a tiny island (Janvrin) in the Cape. It’s got these little yellow pods at the end. Both are slightly red in its genetic makeup, very different from the seaweed found in Asian cooking, very different from the kombu my grandmother adds to soup and the nori used for my favourite sushi.
Maybe my interest in Japanese art and papers have found a way to express itself in this one painting. The coppery golds, reds and indigos remind me very much of the origami paper I used to use to fold paper cranes. It’s hard to see in the pictures, but the shimmery golds is mainly made up of a pattern of fish in the background.
Original Work on Archival Paper.
Matted & Framed. Ready to Hang.