I am a visual artist, working across analogue and digital media – painting, printmaking, photography and video. Historical, geographical and visual research underpin my recent practice. I am fascinated by the ways in which built and natural structures change over time.
My ‘Tide Line Thames’ project explored the river and its architectural structures between high and low tide lines. Funded by an Arts Council England Grant for the Arts, “Tide Line Thames’ was part of London’s Totally Thames Festival in 2016 and in 2017. The project culminated with a video installation in the Thames Tunnel Shaft of the Brunel Museum and with ‘Tropical Thames’, an installation of large-scale digital prints in Crossrail Place Roof Garden, commissioned by Canary Wharf Arts.
In observing the tidal Thames erode metal, wood and stone, I began to think about rising sea levels and flood risks to Estuary communities and intertidal habitats. I am developing a new project to address the urgent issue of climate change and its effect on fragile wetlands, focusing first on the Thames Estuary. I received a Time and Space Residency with METAL in Southend to collect imagery for this project. In May 2018, I undertook a series of walks on the Thames Estuary Path and in other Essex wetland areas, which I documented with photography, video and drawing. Building on this documentation, I am developing a video work that explores the ephemeral nature of wetlands, along with new works on panel that merge digital and analogue media. My aim is to synthesize and contextualize imagery I have collected in wetland locations to address an environmental issue for the first time.