ECCO HOMO

 

ECCO HOMO

30” x 40” (76 x 102cm)

Acrylic on panel

£7500

It was the footwear that did it, of course, just lying there on the strand. Intriguing. What was the story, the narrative? There was no other clothing. Nothing but the deserted beach and ‘the sea around us’. Where was the owner? What had happened here, to the sound of ‘the wave cry, the wind cry’? Had anyone witnessed the event? Was there an event? Had anyone beheld it? Did anyone behold the man? ‘Hush, said the sea.’ Behold the man? Ecce homo! Behold the shoes. Ecco homo!