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Artwork description:

This painting was based on personal photographs and in the composition I have attempted to show the vital relationship between the rope bridge, the fisherman’s cottage and the boat crane.

The bridge originates from the 18thc and was the only way of accessing the island and subsequently the valuable salmon fishing around that part of the north Antrim coast. The crane was used to lower and raise the two fishing boats, used to lay the salmon nets a short distance from the island. The boats were stored on a small natural platform adjacent to the crane and its winch. The courageous fishermen then carried their catch up the steps to the bridge, suspended almost 100 feet above the shore, and across the bridge which then only had a narrow plank walkway and a single hand rope.

The rope bridge has become even more popular recently in the Game of Thrones series as being the filming location for the access to the clifftop seat of the house of Greyjoy, Pyke. It was here that Balon Greyjoy was thrown by his brother Euron.

Just beyond the bridge can be seen the white limestone headland of Larrybane. This headland no longer exists, being mercilessly quarried away during the 20thc. The quarry site was used as the setting for Renly Baratheon's camp prior to his assassination by Melisandre and her ‘shadow demon’.

Materials used:

Watercolour and acrylic

Carrick-a-Rede, Co Antrim (2018)

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