Aqua, terra, (f)lux

Work in progress. Mixed media, 2022-2023.

A project that uses photography in different ways to explore the meeting point of land, water and light. Inspired by the natural beauty of the North Yorkshire coastline and the heritage of the land in the surrounding area.

This ongoing project is inspired by my walks on the beach and the patterns formed by the clay that trickles down from the cliffs onto the beach and towards the sea. Using this very same clay, I experiment to create my own patterns on cyanotype coated paper that is then left to expose over a period of time. These cyanotype prints will form the basis for a series of mixed media pieces that will be put together with maps, drawings and digital photographs. The resulting pieces aim to reflect on the processes that shape and affect landforms over time and the constant flux of the shoreline. This project takes inspiration from the book “The Edge of the Sea” by Rachel Carson;

“The shore is an ancient world, for as long as there has been an earth and sea there has been this place of the meeting of land and water. Yet it is a world that keeps alive the sense of continuing creation and of the relentless drive of life.”

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