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The Thin Place 2021

by Gill Bustamante BA Fine Art

Oils on canvas

h 76.2  x  w 152.4  x  d 3.8 cm
h 30  x  w 60  x  d 1.5 in


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The Thin Place is a wide panoramic landscape painting of wild hare's playing in a summer wildflower meadow. It is 30x60x1.5 inches and was inspired by the wildflower meadows I found on the South Downs near Graffam last summer. I did, in fact, come across a large red hare on one of the wooded slopes that lead up to these meadows which felt magical in itself as we both stood dead still to watch each other. The painting came about as I imagined what this hare would be doing when no one was around to see her. The Sussex South Downs are ancient and you often feel you may have crossed over into a different time period as you walk them. The term 'thin place' apparently means an area where the barriers between two or more worlds are thin and can be crossed into. Evidence of Roman pathways, burial mounds, medieval farming etc can all be found and some of echoes from the past also helped inspire this painting. It is dedicated to all those people who are working so hard to preserve this beautiful area and to the South Downs National Park. Edges white, ready to hang, no frame needed, comes with certificate of authenticity