Open Water

All works pencil on paper, 21 x 32 cm, 2017

Taking a true event as a starting point, Open Water is based on an incident that occurred in 1965 in the coastal town of Albany when a well-known whaler and gunner on The Cheynes III (a whale chaser) lost his leg after it became entangled in a rope attached to a harpoon fired at a whale. This series of drawings is a part of a larger body of work also comprising a film and scrimshaw, shown in the exhibition Open Water: The Offering at Moana Project Space, Perth and Firstdraft, Sydney, 2017.