Mark Cross
Mark Cross - Contemporary Realist Artwork

BEARERS

 
BEARERS – 1989 – Oil on Board – 120 x 80 cm

BEARERS – 1989 – Oil on Board – 120 x 80 cm

Private Collection, New Zealand

Two friends were carrying a plastic fish bucket of oysters across a vast mudflat and I thought how strange this brief image in my mind would seem to those completely ignorant of that specific landscape and the carrying of oysters . I extended the oddness of the image by replacing the bucket with a wooden crate and then by placing esoteric hieroglyphics on the crate, this seemingly New Zealand activity, became an enigmatic activity in a non-specific place and time.