Mark Cross
Mark Cross - Contemporary Realist Artwork

FLOTSAM

 
FLOTSAM – 1993 – Oil on Board – 120 x 90 cm

Flotsam, 1993, Oil on Board, 120 x 90 cm

At a time shortly after our daughter Mishca was diagnosed with a form of sarcoma (cancer) I was pondering the purpose of it all and trying to come to terms with the situation, I perhaps found solace in the idea of human life being just another natural cycle and her inevitable death was just another part of this. She is placed here on a beach filled with driftwood, which mimics the cyclical nature of the tide, strewing them chaotically but in a manner that suggests a purpose.