The word ‘graving’ is an obsolete nautical term for the scraping, cleaning, painting, or tarring of an underwater body. Combined with the word ‘dock’ a graving dock refers to an enclosed basin into which a ship is taken for underwater cleaning or repair. Often called a dry-dock, the water can be pumped out to allow below-waterline maintenance. Marie-Clare’s latest original painting captures the world’s sixth largest graving dock on a sunny day in Spring 2021.
96cm × 96cm and framed in black.