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March Crossing, 1977

Christopher Pratt
Canadian, 1935
colour serigraph on heavy wove paper
66.1 x 95.4 cm
Purchased 1978
National Gallery of Canada (no. 23024)
© Christopher Pratt

"This is an out-of-time, out-of-season image: no movement, nobody on deck to watch the sea go by, and distant drift ice on the horizon (that gave me another horizontal line to play with). My recollection is of some level crossing on a ferry between Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, just the throb of the engines and that straight, relentless push through the sea."

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