#023 - Nigel Peake

#023 - Nigel Peake

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Destination: Scilly Isles, United Kingdom
Date: 17 - 23 April, 2016
 

About the print:
Dimensions:
± 50 x 70 cm 
Colours: 3 colour silkscreen print
Edition:
50 prints, signed and numbered by the artist
(frame not included)

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A little word by Nigel Peake

 

6 days, 40 hours of traveling to get to and return from, 4 taxis, 4 trains, 2 boats, 3 ferries, 3 different sleeping places, and 102 km walked, 2 days of sunshine, 2 days of gales, 1 day of fog, 3 islands, 66 pages drawn on, 5 pages written on.

Islands are uncanny places. They can be difficult to get to and tricky to return from. The Isles of Scilly have many sides, wild and tame, colourful and monochrome, loud and quiet. I did not have any expectations, which is the beautiful thing about the unknown. I did no research and so I found things by mistake or by seeing and then walking to it. Following things in the distance, outcrops or inlets, signal towers or light houses. When I got to where I was going I would then just sit and look out into the far.It is not my nature to be instant in reaction to a place, I like to be slow especially when I am trying to figure out what I am going to make.

The gentleness of the strong wind, the quietness of the night and the strength of the sea. The distance of the sea.”

 
 

 

Travel diary

Monday, April 18, 2016

Milan to Paris with train, stop in Paris to pick up some things, fly from Charles de Gaulle to Exeter, train from Exeter to Penzance. NP

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Crossing over to Tresco, to Cromwell’s castle and the Abbey gardens. NP

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Crossing to St. Mary’s to wander and draw in and around the boulders and bunkers. NP

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

The wind was from the South East and approaching gale force, a day of waves. Walk around the edge of St. Mary’s passing BBC tower, Tolls Island and Deep Point. NP

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Choppy crossing over to St. Agnes, an island inhabited by 70. NP

 
 

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Last morning on the island, some town documentation NP

Islands are uncanny places. They can be difficult to get to and tricky to return from. The Isles of Scilly have many sides, wild and tame, colourful and monochrome, loud and quiet. Most of my time was spent walking to no particular place, just following things in the distance, outcrops or inlets, signal towers or light houses.When I got to where I was going I would then just sit and look out into the far.

6 days, 40 hours of traveling to get to and return from, 4 taxis, 4 trains, 2 boats, 3 ferries, 3 different sleeping places, and 102 km walked, 2 days of sunshine, 2 days of gales, 1 day of fog, 3 islands, 66 pages drawn on, 5 pages written on.

With thanks to Jaunt, the ferry men, pilots and train drivers. NP