Study of very small areas of hull surfaces revealed scenes the mind can readily interpret as sea, coastal vistas and water patterns, conveying moods and expressing a sense of the sea in forms normally associated with painting. A flake of paint on the hull becomes the turn of a wave or a rock on the sand.

These photographs go beyond being literal records and become expressive works that may suggest to the viewer many locations and moods.

Observers may be left with the thought that although these once pristine vessels are temporarily high and dry, the sea has not released them without leaving its mark and each awaits the other’s return with quiet anticipation

 

... the thought persists that, although these once pristine vessels are temporarily high and dry, the sea has not released them without leaving its mark and each awaits the other’s return with quiet anticipation.

Hullscapes

All images ©Paul Boyle 2009-19