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THE SEAGULL & SAILOR, 2014
Pete Codling drew the Seagull and Sailor series while artist-in-residence for Hampshire County Council at the Gosport Gallery. The series of large contemporary charcoal drawings illustrates an old maritime myth that every seagull is the soul of a dead sailor.
The series is cyclical in narrative, raising the question if the seagull and the sailor are ever distinct, or ever one and the same.
UNKNOWN, 2013 | DREAMT, 2014. SOLD | TREASURED, 2014
ARK SERIES, 2010
The Ark series of 10 charcoal drawings was completed during a drawing residency at the Portsmouth Grammar School.
The series illustrates aspects of the Noah’s Ark parable through an adult lens, luring the viewer into intimate, emotive scenes.