Through the crushing pressure of the Deep's trenches, a nimble and inquisitive face lights up the absolute darkness. As blackness recedes a crystal clear atmosphere is revealed, only detectable by the tiny particles and plankton caught in the beam.
At L.F.'s arrival billowing clouds of sediment churn up the trench floor, this dramatic image is captured just moments before the view is obscured by the ocean bed of life, food, waste and history.
Boldly painted, the radiant white light sears across the canvas at all angles in homage to the Five Deeps Expedition seeking to discover and illuminate so many unknowns.
L.F. is the Limiting Factor - the named Deep Sea Submersible or Deep Submergence Vehicle uniquely designed and equipped to repeatedly reach full ocean depth. For more see the Five Deeps Website
Acrylic on Linen, 101 x 76cm
£2,500 plus postage
Black frame optional at cost