Watercolor and acrylic on Bockingford paper
12″ × 9″
In the UK recently there was a drama series on TV called Deep, which was about scientists on board a submarine.
I have always had a fascination with subs and the program inspired me to create this work in the first instance, but then I started thinking about the service men and women that have to spend time in them. Whilst researching I found the words to the Submarine Service Song “Take Her Down”
*"Take Her Down" *
Take her down, and softly glide
Through the deep blue underneath the ocean.
We’ll control, the oceans wide
From down, down, underneath the sea.
Torpedoes crash and missiles roar.
Is the music underneath the ocean
From down below we’ll up the score
Of the ships on the bottom of the sea.
Say some toasts and pass the word,
In the futures yet to be
That we’re safe as long as there’s
A submariner underneath the sea.
So rig for dive, and take her down
Down, down underneath the ocean.
Fearless men, who find renown
In the deep blue underneath the sea.