“SS Izaro “.

by timpughartist

“SS Izaro”is a temporary mixed media drawing sketched onto a wooden groyne at St Bees beach in West Cumbria.The artwork was made in memory to the beaching of the merchant ship ,SS Izaro  over a hundred years ago on the rocks below the Cliff.There were no casualties and the Spanish crew camped out on the rocks for many weeks afterwards. The ship was laden with iron ore destined for Maryport and was eventually wrecked as it’s back buckled due to the weight of its cargo.Hence,for the drawing I used iron ore sediment and charcoal. The artwork also has an element of humourous intent with the triangle sign warning of shipwrecks ahead. I enjoyed creating my own sign and had some favourable comments from passers by.Not even sudden rain or splinters in my fingers spoilt the creative experience. 

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