Objects gleaned from the beaches along the Suffolk coast form the material for Ruins, a series of works that acknowledges the identity of flotsam and jetsam. Subject to longshore drift, the eroding Suffolk coastline is claiming the village buildings close to the water's edge, pulling them into the sea and depositing remnants further along the coast. Only just recognisable as construction materials, through tell tale marks and forms that indicate their past, these objects are invested with histories of domesticity, time, and life.
A city - any city, every city - is the eradication, even the ruin of the landscape from which it rose. In its fall, that original landscape sometimes triumphs.
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Beached V (detail), pencil on paper, 2016
Beached IV (detail), pencil on paper, 2016
Block with Hole, from the Ruins Series, pencil on paper, 2015