Near our home in Victoria is a stretch of coast alongside the old Chinese Cemetery.
This is where, in the early part of the twentieth century, Chinese immigrants to Victoria buried their dead and where bones were stored to be eventually repatriated to relatives and family in China.
During the war this repatriation of remains ceased and graves were placed in the ground where relatives still gather to celebrate and remember their grandparents and loved ones.
The area has been traditionally free from development and it is still possible to wander along the coast here and gaze into the tidal pools and the ocean.
I have spent many happy hours there and one sunny day I sketched the light bouncing back from the surface of the water over the tidal flow, in and out of the pools. This painting is from these original sketches.