In this drawing, and in many of my other pieces, I want to try and hold a particular sense of unease, together with an appreciation for the power of the land, and the beauty which permeates the world. A creative destructive aspect inherent to nature.
As we can probably all attest there is a very real and tangible sense of threat in the world at present, taking many shapes and forms. It seems to permeate everything, from the threat to the environment that sustains life, to real and perceived levels of danger from others/all sides, into the economy and those kinds of systems. This piece was made after visiting the very small Scottish island of Easdale, which saw its slate mining industry disappear almost overnight after a fierce storm breached the quarry walls.
Author Robin Artisson describes the 'Ravenous Tide', or 'Red Tide' as stemming from deeper and more subtle layers of reality. "..a power which infected mankind with a terrible hunger, a subtle mix of anxiety and ravenous hunger for things they had never before focussed upon with the same ardor or intensity."
Please note that the total size of the unframed work is 56x36cm which includes the margin.
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Ink, pastel, charcoal