Ocean Tidings

Paintings

Finalist

Oil and alkyd paint on linen, 76cm x 152.5cm

Gooseneck Barnacles, Lepas anatifera, found washed up on Kangaroo Island’s wild South Coast. Ocean-born jetsam is an ever-increasing phenomenon on these remote beaches. The pelagic barnacles are wonderfully opportunistic, but the message is the bottle: a reminder that we too live on a finite pale blue dot floating in space.

by Scott Hartshorne