Lakes feature heavily in numerous well known works by Peter Doig, and the subject is often seen from a distant viewpoint across a shore or from the other side of a river. The artist’s eye and imagination is increasingly drawn to a strangeness of form that has an abstract, primal quality. This etching titled “Paragrand I”, first published in 2008 in an edition of 55, reflects on the relationship between man and nature, a prominent theme in both Doig’s artistic practice. Working in aquatint, Doig uses the medium’s textural ability, to enhance the watery haze of the acid-washed plate and suggestively slur the ink to evoke mysticism and spiritual undertones. This print is characteristically suspended between abstract and figurative tendencies. The print is signed, numbered and in good condition with a complimentary frame.