Artist Description

Artist Notes:
I find myself in a space that is used by the community every day. I am seated on a sandy ledge with restio surrounding me, prickling my legs. I am making a watercolour sketch of the huge granite rocks covered by lichen, with a backdrop of Chapman's Peak. The humans walk by, not wanting to interfere. The dogs come to chat, pushing and bumping and sticking their noses into my water and paint. Curious as to what I am doing there.
I am part of the space. The artist in a well-loved and used piece of beach on the urban fringe. What a privilege.
This beach doesn't always look so calm. It is ravaged by storm seas and the level of the sand can drop by 2 meters, scoured out to be dumped on an offshore sandbank. Rocks that are hidden by the sand appear. They were always there. Will they always be there?

A Thursday Morning ed.5/12

Woodblock Print by Kristen McClarty
Materials used
7 layer reduction woodblock print - oil-based inks on Fabriano Tiepolo (295 gsm cotton paper)
Size
W:75cm X H:49cm X D:3.5cm (framed dimensions)
Year
2021
Ltd Edition of 12, signed
R6 750 
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  • Artist Description
    • Artist Description

      Artist Notes:
      I find myself in a space that is used by the community every day. I am seated on a sandy ledge with restio surrounding me, prickling my legs. I am making a watercolour sketch of the huge granite rocks covered by lichen, with a backdrop of Chapman's Peak. The humans walk by, not wanting to interfere. The dogs come to chat, pushing and bumping and sticking their noses into my water and paint. Curious as to what I am doing there.
      I am part of the space. The artist in a well-loved and used piece of beach on the urban fringe. What a privilege.
      This beach doesn't always look so calm. It is ravaged by storm seas and the level of the sand can drop by 2 meters, scoured out to be dumped on an offshore sandbank. Rocks that are hidden by the sand appear. They were always there. Will they always be there?

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