Post by Lynn and Paul Henni
Creation of a modern dazzle ship.
Paul and I visited the port of Leith when we first heard work had started on painting MV Fingal to create, Every Woman, a dazzle ship co-commissioned by 1418NOW and EdArtFest as part of the WW1 commemorations. This is it grey and ready for painting by Ciara Phillips and assistants.
We returned a week later, and amazingly, the sun was still shining on Leith. A few bold sweeps of blue and pink had already appeared.
Somewhat perilous position for painting – here the artist and her assistant appeared to be marking up the underside ready for the bold pattern to follow.
Today – after a wait for the sunshine to return and raise the temperature enough for me to be able to operate the camera – I saw the fabulous design in full glory; slightly reminiscent of Lichtenstein, it certainly dazzled! It’s well worth a visit – it looks as though it will be around for another couple of days.