Thursday, December 6, 2012

Full Fathom Five

Full Fathom Five limited edition delft tiles

These are 6 of the 18 limited edition delft tile designs I created exclusively for the Full Fathom Five exhibition (A Celebration of the Nautical World), at Hornseys' - the Gallery in Ripon, North Yorkshire and featuring the work of Jonny Hannah, Michael Kirkman, Ed Kluz, Emily Sutton and yours truly.

Available only from Hornseys' - the gallery, Ripon.

Bobby Shafto's Gone to Sea (Silver Buckles on his Knee...)

A delicious Cromer Crab

England Expects that Every Man will do His Duty. Nelson's famous message to his men at the Battle of Trafalgar.

A Flying Fish, of the family Exocoetidae (after whom is named the Exocet missile)

Full Fathom Five Thy Father
Of his bones are coral made;
Those are pearls that were his eyes;
Nothing of him that does fade,
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange.
Sea-nymphs hourly ring his knell:
Hark! Now I hear them – Ding-dong, bell.
(The Tempest, W. Shakespeare)

King Neptune, god of the Seas and of Earthquakes.