dready – dreams of cricket

 

                       dready art – cricket at the mini sand bar – 36×14 – limited edition HD archival print

I am still fiddling with this as I post it … but not so much that you’d notice a difference i think … it’s a version of one that have done for the CI dept of tourism and the Gloucestershire cricket club as part of cayman’s sponsorship of the club. And, you know, you learn something new every day, eh … I had no idea Bristol was in Gloucestershire, thought it was somewhere else (not that I should know!) Hampshire, sommerset or devon – and the club is based in Bristol.

This is part of a whole series of art, across various sponsorships with the CI DOT and various clubs in UK, that are about ‘dreaming of going to Cayman’ … the idea of ‘you can always dream’ started with the dready I did for darren turner and aston martin racing …  

the mini sand bar, at the centre of this art, was a thing for all of us when i first moved back to cayman; it is just south  of Rum Point beach, and was just off shore …there used to be a volleyball net in the water and granny chung’s house pretty much looked out on it from cayman kai … 

Since hurricane Ivan, the sound’s bottom has kind of changed, and so the sand bar has grown and filled in in spots, it’s contiguous with the shore; it moves, it grows, it shrinks, but all in all it’s bigger and fuller but in my head it’s still a shallow strip in the water …

i have a few good memories of cricket on the beach, but one of my favourite is of a sunday at drax hall, when colin was still alive, with the turners and others … it was a photo of that day that really set me off on the idea of this, but as I drew it, as I planned it, the beach began to more and more disappear from the drawing and the idea of playing actually in the sea, at mini sand bar, took over  … 

how’s he …

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