Time and Tide Bell ~ 200Fish

A Continuing Arts Programme facing Lincolnshire's Coast

#200Fish is a community project to create works of art based on each of the species of fish found in the North Sea

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Fish #132 Golden Grey Mullet Liza aurata ~ Ali Carpenter

Soft pastel, pencil and metallic ink pen on black paper 21 x 21 cm

Golden Grey Mullet

Liza aurata: I might look quite plain from afar, but look closer at the gold kiss on my cheek and my beautiful geometrical patterns. Then there's the glint and quick flash of light reflected from my silvery and gold scales, as I twist and turn with the rest of my shoal in the shallows and also my vast home of the Eastern Atlantic ocean.

Artist Profile: My name is Ali Carpenter and I have been interested in aquatic biology from a very early age. I read Zoology at Newcastle University and then studied for an MSc. During this time I continued to dabble as an amateur artist. Now that I am no longer in paid work, I have more time to dedicate to my work. This is a first attempt at a sea creature and I hope it inspires others to take care of the oceans and to get involved with local conservation efforts, no matter how small. I chose to depict Liza aurata as I found the linear pattern appealing and instantly appreciated the beauty of the sleek dynamic form.

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