Mark Cross
Mark Cross - Contemporary Realist Artwork

THE PEOPLE THAT GO FROM THE LAND TO THE SEA

 
THE PEOPLE WHO GO FROM THE LAND TO THE SEA – 1990 – Oil on Board – 102 x 58 cm

THE PEOPLE WHO GO FROM THE LAND TO THE SEA – 1990 – Oil on Board – 102 x 58 cm

Private Collection, New Zealand

Taking the multi-figure format to its extreme this is the first of two paintings using a huge city fun-run as source material for a painting that depicts humans as the enthusiastic followers of a good idea and then occasionally, when the idea inevitably becomes conservative, someone – the figure to the right - dares to break from the common path hopefully to create a new one.