Light after the storm

Maree Clarkson

Tarlton, South Africa

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Light after the storm

Acrylic on Giverny 240gsm acrylic paper
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Cape Langklip Lighthouse – This lighthouse gets its name from the nearby mountain with a “hanging” shape. It is situated at the entrance to False Bay, Western Cape, South Africa. A 23-meter reinforced concrete tower, it was commissioned on 25 November 1960.

This beacon was built by means of the moving form shuttering principle and is powered by a triple diesel mutual alternator. This shining optic shoots a revolving electric light across the Atlantic Ocean every 10 seconds visible for 25 nautical miles at a focal plane of 34 meters. This cylindrical tower of reinforced concrete emits a candle power of 800 000 CD across the waters yet looks like nothing more than a white candle sunk into the sand to create a romantic glow in the breeding ground of the Southern Right Whale. An unmanned lighthouse guarding a picturesque coastline reminds those at sea that they are not alone.

Built in only 6 days this 22 meter lighthouse tower has been keeping sailors, seafarers and fisherman safe since 1960. In 1986 a telemetry system was installed allowing the lighthouse to be monitored from Cape Point.


2nd August 2010 – FEATURED in “All About Lighthouses”
25th August 2010 – FEATURED on the HomePage of RedBubble. Whoot! Whoot! Less than 3 in a thousand works make it onto the homepage – so that’s a good enough reason to feel pretty proud!
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1st September 2010 – FEATURED in “Atmospheric Land & Seascapes”
“7th September 2010 – FEATURED in Hand Painted or Drawn Buildings and Architecture”
16th November 2010 – FEATURED in “A Place to Call Home”
18th December 2010 – FEATURED in “Painting the Country Life”
21st December 2011 – FEATURED in “Artists Universe”
23rd December 2011 – FEATURED in “Art for Sale”
1st January 2012 – FEATURED in “Sketching and Drawings”
2nd September 2012 – FEATURED in “Bubbling Artists”
31st December 2012 – FEATURED in “Image Writing”
1st October 2013 – FEATURED in “Creative Cards & Calendars”
4th October 2013 – FEATURED in “Vibration in Art and Verse”
6th October 2013 – FEATURED in “Artistry Group”
6th October 2013 – FEATURED in “BassenThorpe Gallery”
18th April 2016 – FEATURED in “Whatever Totes Your Boat”
16th September 2016 – FEATURED in “Nautical — Waves of Joy”
21st September 2016 – FEATURED in “Yahoo-Doodles”
23rd September 2016 – FEATURED in “Peace, Love & Tranquility”
28th October 2016 – FEATURED in “In One’s Minds’ Eye”
22nd September 2017 – FEATURED in “Acrylic Painting”

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