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Cockington Court Craft Centre / News / Wed 29 May 2013

Great Gorilla Project at Cockington Court

Great Gorilla Project at Cockington Court

Deborah Treliving’s design for the Great Gorilla Project was selected by Cavanna Homes. Cavanna Home are sponsoring Hippocampus Guttulatus Gorilla, painted by artist Deborah Treliving

Hippocampus Guttulatus Gorilla
Seahorses, like the great gorillas are threatened worldwide. Torbay has a good population of two species of seahorses: the spiny seahorse and the short snouted seahorse. Hippocampus Guttulatus is the spiny seahorse. Seahorses are very sensitive to their environment, and can change colour to match their surroundings. They live in the sheltered seagrass (Eel grass) beds of Torbay. With their fleshy appendages called cirri, their prehensile tails, their long thin snouts and their eyes which are able to work independently on either side of their head I have found them fascinating creatures to draw. I hope that Hippocampus Guttulatus Gorilla will help to increase the awareness of Torbay's seahorses and their valuable habitat.

Deborah Treliving is a fine artist, painter and printmaker inspired by poetry and landscape. Recently she has been drawing and painting the paths and bridleways around Cockington. Her abstract work is recognised by richly textured and heavily embossed carborundum prints. A passion for colour is evident throughout her work, and her palette ranges from the strong and vibrant, to the delicate and subtle. She is a member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen. Her work has been exhibited nationally, internationally, and in her studio in the stable yard at Cockington Court.

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