This crane resides at Blue Boar Wharf in Rochester, Kent and is pictured here in front of a full moon.
The print has been hand carved and hand printed using two plates, one printed in two shades of blue and one in metallic silver.
This 200 tonne shipping crane was originally one of a pair, built in 1957 at Cory's Wharf on Rochester Riverside. It had a 10 tonne lift capacity and was used to unload aggregates for the nearby cement works. The cranes were dismantled in 2006 to allow the construction of the new river wall. In 2007, one crane was re-assembled and re-painted in it's original colour before being erected at the edge of Blue Boar Creek. The crane provides a link with the sites historical past and acts as a new landmark for the area. Following the forthcoming re-development of the Riverside, the crane will be flanked by new residential buildings.
Linseed ink, 250g acid free archival paper