- Oil on canvas
- Presented by the Canterbury Society of Arts, 1932
- 1152 x 1304 x 100mm
The colossal shape of a sailing vessel lurches out of the dense dark fog and bears down on a collision course with a small fishing boat. Danger is ever present on the open sea and Hely Smith has certainly conjured up a sense of impending peril in The Fog Horn. The sense of vulnerability is palpable as these three sailors with their small boat and inadequate ship’s lantern try to avoid calamity. One of the sailors blows the horn as loud as he can while his companion waves out, hoping to make their presence known.
(Ship Nails and Tail Feathers, 10 June – 22 October 2023)