Fishermen of the Aran Islands
100CM x 100CM, HEAVY OIL ON DEEP EDGE BOX CANVAS, 2022
Farming was difficult on the islands. Fishing and fishermen were the lifeblood of these communities.
It was considered bad luck for a fisherman to learn to swim. Some believed it showed a lack of faith in the boat; others felt that being unable to swim made them more respectful of the water.
Framed in bespoke wooden floating box frame, finished in zoffany ink.