As Above So Below
Sea and sky inverted as mirror: the depths of the seas are unknown to us as the heavens, forever reflecting each other. The diagram illustrates how the celestial bodies keep our waters moving. At Spring tides, the gravitational pull from the sun and moon on opposite sides of the earth create the biggest tides.
Night Ships Passing
The English Channel is the world's busiest seaway, with over 500 ships per day. This long exposure night image is around two hours. The text on the right-hand side are the names of all the ships (plus origin and destination country, speed and location) that passed through during the exposure.
Inspired by coastal architecture and particularly the WWII pillboxes found along the Sussex coast. The diagrams on the right-hand side panel represent the different designs of pillbox seen along the Sussex coastal path. The drawing is a piece of impossible geometry informed by the pillbox lookout windows.
The Utopia Marine Conservation Zone is named for the concentrations of Tope shark which use it as a breeding and nursery area,
The text is a list of all the underwater species recorded in one year by Sussex Wildlife Trust.
Beneath the Waves
Commissioned for University Hospitals Sussex NHS Trust public art programme and inspired by the geographies, industries and lived experience of the English Channel. More info below and here
Just Over the Horizon
There is something mesmerising about staring out to sea. It offers the prospect of other worlds and lives not yet lived. The diagram and equation represent how far away the horizon is mathematically, when looking out to sea.
The Shape of Water I /2
The diagrams to the left of each piece are taken from historical reports on measuring the force, motion and size of waves.
Beneath the Waves: a physiography drawing imagining the landscape of the sea bed in the English Channel. The words are underwater and coastal geography recorded on historical and contemporary marine maps.