Vessel

Works On Paper

Finalist

Highly Commended

Charcoal, pastel, pencil, 52cm x 48cm

The shell is set on a reflective glass surface; evoking the wet sand of the beach, the deep stillness of the seabed. Working directly from the subject, the background is built up in layers of almost scribbled lines hidden in the darkness. The lightest areas are revealed by lifting off any pencil or charcoal. Strata of fine lines and marks build beautiful, mysterious spirals, lumps and curves.

by Vicki McInnes