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The artist said about this piece in 2007: "I can still recall seeing, during a beach exploration on the Northumberland coast, a spectacular swirling swathe of black on the beach left by the receding tides. Should we take some home? Coal. I was to learn later that coal picking was a time-honoured activity supplementing the family income in times of need. It was also developed into legitimate business ventures with horse and cart.
acrylic on paper mounted on board
30 x 41.2 cm
donated by the artist, 2008
Woodhorn Museum & Northumberland Archives
QEII Country Park, Ashington, Northumberland NE63 9YF EnglandView venue
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