About This Painting
This particular painting has a slightly odd story to it for me. It is a painting of an actual clam shell sculpture (which apparently divides a lot of local opinion) on a beach in Aldborough, Norfolk.
I didn't come up with the title myself but rather took it from the wording that has been cut out on the fan-shaped upright of the metal clam shell sculpture itself. In turn this wording was taken from the T.S. Eliot poem, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
Even though I usually title my own work from my imagination, I had a very good reason for keeping this painting’s original working title.
The story is too long to relate in full here, but whilst I was painting this picture I was told that my nephew, the person duplicated repeatedly in the painting was in a coma due to a ‘brain bleed'. I felt unable to finish the painting, due to its uncanny title, until he came out of it. The fact it is finished and not abandoned is due to his remarkable recovery.
Acrylic on canvas frame 15.75” x 12” (400mm x 305mm)
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