John Brasell
John Brasell


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Shag Rock, Sumner
Christchurch, New Zealand

Painting by John Brasell
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Unframed painting size 23 x 34cm
Price: $420 NZD

Shag Rock was a well known icon of Christchurch City, located on Sumner Beach at the entry to the estuary.

The Christchurch earthquake of 2011 reduced Shag Rock to a pile of rubble. The seismic forces that wrecked havoc throughout Christchurch, also took its toll on the icon.
This painting was created from a photo captured pre-earthquake . It was photographed during high tide when sea level almost surrounded the rock.