Foot Print Series Lon2 by Day Bownan
Black Swan Arts

Foot Print Series Lon2 by Day Bownan

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A foot print in the sand asks whether we can share, communicate and tolerate.

Growing up in a holiday destination, small, seaside town it is not surprising that much of my work has referenced the sea, the beach and littoral. In these paintings I find that the canvases echo the marks, lines and shapes that we made in the wet, grey sand of my home town beach: thus the canvas becomes the beach that acted as the canvas of my child-hood. This current series of paintings is squaring the circle of my life and reaffirming my sense of play coupled with a sense of unease and questioning on the notion of place, identity and belonging.

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Oil, charcoal and conte on cartridge paper paper mounted on canvas
20 x 20 cm


This item was generously donated to Black Swan Arts during our Small & Affordable fundraising pop-up. Like many arts organisations, Black Swan Arts has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are a registered charity and currently receive no regular funding. We have very limited funds and rely heavily on volunteers and supporters. We are grateful to all who continue to support us through donations, purchase or giving their time to volunteer.