Cuillin Bantock

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Forty One Approaches to a View

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Forty One Approaches to a View

This project seems to have been both inevitable and unpremeditated.

Almost all my work is derived from a particular part of a particular sand-dune system overlooking Tremadoc bay at Harlech in North Wales. This has been the starting-point for alfresco studies over some sixty years. Two years ago I started working, albeit casually, from a single site, the same view over and over again - looking across the bay towards the Llŷn. It was only in 2022 that I realized that I was following in the footsteps of others in their later years: Hokusai (Mount Fuji), Cezanne (Mont St Victoire), and Picasso (Las Meninas of Velasquez). The decision to make a specific series of studies of the same view from the same place followed naturally. There is no special significance in the number forty one.

Using a single format (paper, 14x21cm), a single medium (Indian Ink) and a single dipping nib (round Leonardt, 6) I have tried to make complete statements about that particular space, mostly working fast and avoiding literal detail. The project was carried out over four weeks in 2022.

Cuillin Bantock
2022

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