Artist's description:

Power Lines I is all about the strength or power of communications in history.
The Armada Beacons or bonfires were lit at strategic hilltops to spread warnings from the coast of the approaching Spanish Armada, which was then communicated to London and throughout the rest of the country.
The strength of the wool trade on Romney Marsh – apparently the first sheep were brought to Britain by the Phoenicians between 800 and 500BC and for centuries the wool market was the most important trade on the Romney Marsh and provided the foundation for the English woollen industry which was the most important export commodity in the Middle Ages – thereby opening up powerful lines of communications with the rest of the world throughout history.
Barometric pressure contours provide a method of denoting elevations and depth on maps thereby communicating the general terrain whether on land or underwater.
Knots are a unit of speed and Knotted Cord was also a method of measuring distance and therefore those that knew both had knowledge = power. Plus, a Nautical Knot is a method of fastening or securing rope and those that knew how to tie knots safely and securely had power.

It is framed in a black frame with a white and black double mount.

Materials used:

Inks, paper, string, buttons, netting, paints

Power Lines I (2016)


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