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This work in white marble stands detached from the rest of the garden on a tiny island, so that a special pilgrimage must be made to it. Its inscription reads

SILVER CLOUD
'standing out to sea'

SILVER CLOUD
'becalmed'

SILVER CLOUD
'towing'

SILVER CLOUD
'tacking in a light wind'

SILVER CLOUD
'sheet a' weather'

SILVER CLOUD
'full sail'

SILVER CLOUD
'dried out'

The texts are all captions to photographs in a book on sailing drifters by Edgar J.Marsh. The white stone, the tomb form and the two parts of the boat name combine to suggest a painting by such as Claude Lorrain or Nicolas Poussin. In addition, the attributes of the boat suggest phases of human life recorded on a tomb.

 

 
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Photographs by Andrew Lawson except where noted