So I created three large prints, informed by traditional maritime tattoo imagery and incorporating phrases in Jèrriais, the indigenous language of the island.
Visible from The White House is Corbiere Lighthouse, another local landmark. Once a boat passes the lighthouse the sea suddenly calms, which gave rise to an expression that translates as "We've passed Corbiere" meaning the most difficult times are behind you. I love this phrase, so bound up in local landscape and the maritime history of the island.
Thursday, 3 October 2013
Tattoo influenced work in Jèrriais