OPEN – SEA – Peter Blathwayt 01 – Southampton City Art Gallery

Peter Blathwayt

Landscape with sea-ornament

Oil on canvas, 40cm x 50cm

On a window sill by the sea is an imagined ornament. No ordinary ornament, this: it is a columnar record of recent waves lapping the shore. Setting off on its journey, the distant ship on the horizon has cast a wake that has just come ashore and mingled with the sea’s rhythm on the ornament.  Every journey casts a wake in history: human stories become entangled with the grand old cycles of time and tide and wheeling millennia.

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