A day trip to the seaside and all the activity on the beach is the inspiration for this series of sun-filled prints.
A popular collection called ‘The Groyne Series’ that depicts teenagers and kids having fun and hanging out on the stone walled sea groynes along the shoreline of the beach where artist Jacqueline Hammond lives in Brighton. Often submerged, the groynes are revealed as the tide changes; they make ideal platforms for jumping into the sea or ‘tomb stoning’, as it’s referred to in the media.
The series came about from Jacqueline observing these lively activities on those (rare) sunny days spent by the seaside at her local beach. People often remark, however, that the scene could just as well be anywhere in the world. The silhouettes of the figures are defined against the brightness of the sky, evoking fond memories of the height and heat of summer.
made from: Standard paper print - a heavy weight card quality stock with a semi gloss finish.
dimensions: Four images mounted in four10x10 cm windows in a mount with overall dimensions of 40x40cm