Monthly Archives: April 2013

University of Exeter

This exhibition is inspired by the Mariners Way, one of Devon’s ancient pathways. In April 2012 Devon artist Edward Crumpton produced a sculpture to celebrate the social history of this almost mythical walk. One year on the University of Exeter […]

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The Mariners Way Paintings & Drawings

Three pen and ink sketches made on the Mariners Way
A series of three oil paintings inspired by a wintry Dartmoor at night. These works were produced at the same time as the wood cut prints with each process inspiring the other.
Pace
The knots in this work represent each step taken on part of the Mariners Walk by the artist. The tally marks represent the record of each step prior to these being transformed into the knots.
To the Four Corners of the Earth
This work explores the movement of goods between the Devon ports of Bideford and Dartmouth and the New World colonies of Newfoundland and Virginia. This sculpture is inspired by the mast of a sailing ship with the triangular macrame forms representing the sails of the ship. There are 3000 knots on each sculpture which represent the average number of miles it takes to travel from the UK to North America. The goods exported including tobacco from Virginia, dried fish from Newfoundland, clay from Bideford and blankets from Dartmouth are represented in their raw material form in each barrel.

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Future Exhibition: The University of Exeter

This exhibition is inspired by the Mariner’s Way, one of Devon’s ancient pathways. In April 2012 Devon artist Edward Crumpton produced a sculpture to celebrate the social history of this almost mythical walk. One year on the University of Exeter […]

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The Mariners Way Wood Engraving

A series of woodcut prints inspired by Dartmoor in winter that were produced at the same time as the Moonlit Mariners Way oil paintings.

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