‘Trident’ is a Giclée Print by contemporary artist Lucy Bryant. Printed onto 300gsm Somerset Cotton Rag Paper, the print is from a limited edition of 10 and is signed and numbered by the artist.
Lucy Bryant is a contemporary artist and graphic designer, whose work is influenced by Pop art and the Punk music scene. Responding to contemporary culture, Bryant’s art subverts the everyday and the banal, always striving to disrupt the ordinary and create something entirely new.
Her recent series appropriates the classic, antiquated landscape painting: steering away from the iconic work of the masters, Bryant favours the unloved and the unknown, those over-worked pastiches of a Turner or a Constable, that fill the tables of junk shops. Onto these, Bryant has added anachronistic motifs to create a jarring and unexpected end result.
‘Trident’ depicts a tranquil seascape, with seventeenth century boats poised on the unbroken water. In the foreground, a Trident submarine can just be seen, hovering above the ocean surface: the sailors can sleep soundly, protected by Her Majesty’s finest naval nuclear capability.