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. There have been many inhabitants on Hilbre Island over the years. However since January 2011 it was announced that there would be no permanent ranger. This is because the Council said that they had had difficulty finding a ranger prepared to live without mains electricity or running water, 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. I often wonder how hard life on this tiny Island must have been for anyone living there especially during the cold winter months of the year.
This artwork has white painted sides so no need for framing and has been fitted with chord so is ready to hang. It has been signed on the side and sealed with a matt acrylic varnish.
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mixed media on box canvas