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The Levant Pit Pony - Julie Massam Interdisciplinary Artist

The Levant Pit Pony

Mixed media on 300g/m² Bockingford paper
Image size: 14.5cm x 21cm


No matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t deny that there was a pony in the bottom of this Turin print – ‘The Levant Pit Pony’. I tried many times to ignore it, thinking it was just a manifestation of my own imagination. When deciphering these prints, I try very hard to be honest with what I see if it appears clearly, no matter how irrelevant it might seem. It was only later when I did further research, that I discovered that Levant Mine was the last Cornish Mine to use working ponies on the site. The other three areas seem to reference buildings and shafts. The face of a man with open mouth appears to be shouting in the top left section. This image had no interference from me and was a pure manifest.