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A lithograph print and two paintings, part of an on-going, self initiated brief creating a body of work illustrating my grandfather’s experiences in the Merchant Navy. Narratives are derived from the detailed log and photograph albums he kept, and from interviews with him. The project stems from my interest in how he has documented his life, and how his recollections are fragmented as they are recited to me. The overall aim of the imagery being to evoke the atmosphere present in the vivid descriptions of his travels, and to document the reality of his time spent at sea.