As the title suggests, this large charcoal study returns the wood to the material from whence it came. It is a like an allegory for the entire site of the duck decoy at Hale and its setting in the bleak landscape of the marsh, compounded by its very inaccessibility. Yet one must be ‘drawn’ back there, again.

Hale Duck Decoy in charcoal (2016)
Wood, from Charcoal

Charcoal on paper, 690x490mm