An exhibition of new work by Jonathan Delafield Cook which takes as its inspiration the research and travels of Charles Darwin, specifically his voyage on the Beagle 1831–36.
Starting work on the series in 2009, in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the publication of 'The Origin of the Species', it features beautifully detailed charcoal drawings of marine life - from barnacles (a particular obsession of Darwin) to an awe-inspiring full-scale sperm whale.
The works in this exhibition continue Delafield Cook's exploration and celebration of diverse sections of the natural world – the subject of his investigations may follow different subjects, yet the research-led approach and rigorous observation, not to mention the stark formal qualities of Delafield Cook's works, continue independent of any theme.
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