“Tidal Puzzle “
I found a piece of jigsaw at South Beach near Whitehaven in West Cumbria and sketched out the outline onto a boulder using pencil and mixed media in February 2017. I wanted to convey a sense of mystery related to the unceasing motions of the tides and incorporated a photograph of the same beach at high tide. This was to suggest the inner workings of the complexity of tidal ranges and the artwork itself was photographed just as the sea threatened to engulf the drawing. I rubbed in charcoal to highlight the illusion of an ocean inside the boulder and the artwork lasted a couple of days before becoming engulfed in shingle.