David Barker

PLANS  Whangateau boat shed   sold

76 × 58 cms (99 × 80 cms framed)     oil on gesso board

Marine drawings on the bench describe the vessel on the slipway outside. This a location for many sketches, evolved with a scale model made in foam-board and actually revolved in sunlight to establish the complicated shadow patterns cast by the window mullions. A woman’s sun hat represents her presence in an otherwise man’s world.

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