Regents Canal Towpath

Marianne Fox-Ockinga, 2005   

Woodcut print 

Print size: W60 x H30 cm

Edition of 25, 10 available

The view from the boathouse of London's Regents Canal with the regeneration of Kings Cross St Pancrease in the backdrop. This print was exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Show.


Other works by Marianne Fox-Ockinga:

Metamorphoses 2Arsenal West Side Story woodcut printHome By Moonlight woodcut print    Picking Apricots in Tuscany woodcut print    Men at Work Kings Cross woodcut print by Marianne Fox-OckingaEtna woodcut print

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Marianne Fox-OckingaArtist: Marianne Fox-Ockinga

Marianne became interested in the changing urban landscape in 2001 when her neighbourhood near London's King's Cross St Pancras underwent huge construction upheaval. Until then, the subjects of her art had been largely rural, particularly the Friesian fenlands of her native Netherlands.

"The turning point came when I saw one of the huge iron gasometers being lifted by a crane to be taken away for demolition, and thought - this part of Victorian history should be recorded visually."

And record she has. Through the medium of woodcut and watercolour, Marianne captured the "death" and "resurrection" of some of London's most significant landscape developments. One thing led to another — work at King's Cross St Pancras gave her the opportunity to record the abandonment of Highbury and the construction of Arsenal's elegant Emirates Stadium, followed by the Kings Place arts and media centre and the monumental Olympic Stadium at Stratford. Armed with a hard hat, she was a familiar figure at the Olympic site and her artwork follows the process of the stadium construction season by season over four years. Marianne was granted unprecedented access and became the first artist-in-residence of this extraordinary work-in-progress.

Marianne studied at the Bath Academy of Arts and the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam, and has exhibited worldwide including the Royal Academy, the Barbican and the Mall Gallery.

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