Industrial Landscapes > On Bank
On Bank
1997, Mixed media on canvas 2000 framed
120 x 63 cm

An attempt to evoke the future as we will never see it but as the past within the genre of classical ruins. "On Bank" was the miner's term for the surface workings as distinct from the underground workings. The desolate scene is one of several paintings and drawings exploring the idea of Romantic industrial ruins based on the structures of Easington, Vane Tempest, Seaham and Wearmouth collieries.0
©2004 Tom McElderry