Cormorants West Pier Brighton by Alej ez
Red Victorian Steel Irons Brighton West Pier Cormorants. If you are observant of wildlife you might have spotted cormorants drying their wings on the ruins of the West Pier in Brighton. These birds are rather elegant with their slender figure, long necks and anthracite iridescent feathers. Attributed to Christoper Isherwood is the following poem. ‘The Common Cormorant or Shag, Lays eggs inside a paper bag. The reason you will see no doubt It is to keep the lightning out….’ This poem no short of humor was composed at a dinner party, guests set each other the challenge of writing a poem containing a given word. The cormorants are resting on what was before a beautiful Victorian leisure pier. The West Pier sadly was destroyed by a series of fires and remains only its bent structure of rusted wrought iron.
About Alejandro Martinez:
He was born in Granada, Spain, in 1973. He studied architecture at the Universidad de Sevilla and graduated in 1998. He has always had a passion for drawing and in parallel with his architectural training, he nurtured his particular interest in pen and ink drawings with graphic design.
From 2000 he worked as an architect in the UK. In 2006, longing for the proximity of the sea, he moved to Brighton. This change of scenery provided him with a rich gallery of experiences from which to draw inspiration. The subjects for his work varies with influences drawn from architectural detail, city views, landscapes, motion and still life.
Signed Edition print
A1 594 x 841 mm
A2 420 x 594 mm
A3 297 x 420 mm
A4 210 x 297 mm
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