Who knows a port better than one who inhabits it night and day? The ubiquitous Silver Gull is right at home among the ships, containers, bridges and cranes of Fremantle. Observant citizen of land, sea and sky, he could probably tell us the daily shipping news – if we asked. He is the port authority.
“Port Authority” is the second drawing of this particular gull. I drew him last year with coloured pencils only. This time I wanted to add oil pastels to the mix and do a bigger drawing. And as you can see, he is looking in the opposite direction in the first drawing…because a bird needs to know what is happening all around him!
I chose to put ‘port’ in the title again since these two drawings are clearly related (though I no longer have the first one).