This large mixed media artwork is inspired by the tiny islands that sit at the mouth of the Dee Estuary. This small goup of tidal islands are called Little Eye, Middle Eye and the largest island Hilbre. The Islands are cut off from the mainland by the tide for up to four hours out of every twelve. Strong winds can bring the tide in early or suddenly, so if planning to walk across the sands it is important to set off at least three hours before high water and allow for a stay of five hours on Hilbre. Today there are no longer any inhabitants on Hilbre Island, but Wirral coastal rangers make the crossing to the islands every day at low tide. When I was growing up it was my dream to live on Hilbre Island. I loved, and still do, the idea of being cut off from the rest of the world just for a few hours. Although it is only one hours walk from the mainland there is a great sense of isolation and peace on the islands.
This artwork has been signed on the side and is fitted with D rings and chord so is ready to hang, no framing necessary as the sides are painted white.
Mixed media on canvas