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Prima Salmo
1993, Acrylic and collage on canvas. 3500
109 x 89 cm

Rare example of a body of work about the river Tyne executed after graduation in 1991 and soon after completing my first residency with English Nature. The birth of my first child might also have contributed something to the energy of this painting. It is also a reference to a gouache made at the age of 11 of a salmon leaping a waterfall.

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The work takes ideas of the river Tyne as a starting point and here I imagine the first Tyne salmon returning home to the moorland spawning grounds under a new moon. The landscape itself has a virgin quality to it.0
©2004 Tom McElderry