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Mark Power, born 1959
Hebrides, Wednesday 1 September 1993
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Collective Title: The Shipping Forecast

Materials & Techniques:
Pigment print on photographic paper
Sheet: 14 × 11 inches (35.6 × 27.9 cm), Image: 9 × 9 inches (22.9 × 22.9 cm)

Inscribed on verso in graphite: "'The Shipping Forecast' took four years to complete. | This picture was taken during that first, long | summer of 1993, which was spent moving slowly | along the north coast of Britain. More specifically, | it's taken on the 5am ferry from Stornoway, or | the outer Hebridean island of Lewis, to Ullapool, | on the Scottish mainland. Jo and I had spent the | previous night in our campervan on the quayside. | We hadn't needed an alarm; the racket made by | the trucks boarding the ship was enough. | I was the only one on deck to watch the heavy fog | lift to reveal other islands along the way. It was | hauntingly beautiful, and especially so after the | [...] violance of Stornoway, which we were | gladly leaving behind."; lower left: "This print was made to raise funds for | student / alumni books to celebrate 21 years | of photography at the U.O.B. 2013 - "; lower center: "13/15"

Studio mark: © Mark Power

Lettered below image: "HEBRIDES | Wednesday 1 September 1993 | Southwesterly 3 or 4. Mainly fair with occasional rain later. Moderate or good."

Signed and dated on verso in graphite, lower right: "Mark Power | 2013"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of The Hyman Collection, London (Claire and James Hyman)
Copyright Status:
© The Artist
Accession Number:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
clouds | landscape | mist | sea
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