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Scene Change Hartlepool Docks
0, Acrylic and collage on canvas SOLD
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Collection of Hartlepool Grays Art Gallery. Also on BBC Your Paintings website. This was bought by Hartlepool Council as part of the celebrations of the renewal of the docks. I wanted to celebrate my love of industrial decline and nostalgia but the illuminated bollard contrasts with then old glowing in the dusk like a dwarf obalisk. The numbers 1 to 5 represent the 5 years of the art acquisition programme. Like most of my work at this time the painting is a collage of papers and paint whose layers remind me of the way in which landscapes are built and erased over time. I stopped this mode of work because few people wanted to buy them and I couldn't afford to store such large work, although some significant commissions have been done this way.0
©2004 Tom McElderry