VISION OF AN ESTUARY
Vision of an Estuary is a new body of work that explores the visual language of an estuary where I live... a silent meditation on the experience of being in landscape.
A thousand years ago a Carmelite friary was built on its banks, a busy hub with strong links to two nearby churches and the village just upstream. Ships of reasonable size came and went, bringing all manner of life to the broad expanse of water that must at all stages of the tide have been a lagoon of thriving activity, all at a time when the world was lit only by fire.
The thing is, it is no longer an estuary and hasn't been for centuries, since the sea defences were built and shored it all up. So as with many landscapes, it is now somewhere to look for clues as to how you might read the place.
Walking the familiar contours, the imagination is fired by broken fragments of history. I can hazard a guess what it might have been like to sail into the estuary from the sea early one morning, or to be rowed across that lagoon on a busy Saturday morning but these quickly become just stories, my own narratives that say as much about my own limitations as about anything else. I would need even more words to give you the real flavour of it all. Which would be to miss the point.
-PLAY THE GAME
-YOUTUBE VIDEO OF THE GAME
See the albums and original work
October 7th to December 31st. Norfolk.
Book here (coming soon)
Vision of an Estuary can be experienced in 2 different ways