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An engineering friend of mine at Cambridge once told me that the biggest greenhouse effect from planes comes not from the burning of fossil fuels but from the vapour trails they leave behind. Watch the skies over Blackheath on an otherwise clear morning and you will appreciate this. Nevertheless, vapour trails can be beautiful. I like the variety, from clean thin white lines to dispersed streaks of man-made cloud.â€

Morning Vapour Trails, Blackheath 2015, oil on board 38.1 x 25.4 cm 15 x 10 ins

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JP Art Gallery Benjamin Hope Observations 2015  
JP Art Gallery Benjamin Hope Observations 2015  

A catalogue of works by Benjamin Hope for the 'Observations' exhibition at JP Art Gallery, London, November 2015

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