Industrial Landscapes > Hopper and Tower
Hopper and Tower
1997, Acrylic and collage on canvas 3500
103 x 133 cm

On of a series of imaginary responses to the demolition of the East Durham Collieries, especially Easington Colliery with its dramatic location overlooking the North Sea. The painting evolved as a series of layers in tissue paper and thin paint in which a cavity opened up in the abstract space and vertical and horizontal bands formed giving stablity to the composition but echoing the underground shafts and levels of the deep undersea mines.0
©2004 Tom McElderry