It`s not unusual for me to put work aside for long periods without touching it. The initial images for this series were taken in the spring of 2008 while on a cycling trip to Oregon in the United States. It is only now (2018) that I have made these impressions. Sometimes that`s how it goes.
These images are compositional studies made on Gold Beach near Hunter Creek. The style is simple and direct. They describe the Oregon coastline and its mixture of sky and water. This provided the background in which to pick out elements from the landscape for sculptural study. The interest here is very much spatial. The neutral palette is curtesy of the continual rain that never bloody stopped.
This unframed image is printed on Hahnemule German Etching 310 gsm a premium quality textured paper. Print includes white border as shown. All work includes my distinctive orange stamp applied direct to the finished print.
There`s an awful lot of trees in Oregon. Some of them are massive. And it also rains, a lot. The Pacific Northwest has some vicious storms and many trees get blown over. Over time the trees get washed into rivers and slowly they make their way downstream towards the sea. Coastal currents leave vast quantities of timber debris washed up on the beaches.