Green|Blue (2016)

South Coast series

Digital images, realised as (a) giclee prints on archival quality paper, (b) dye sub prints on fabric with metal framing
Series of 21 images, each 16″ x 16″

The view from above has become normalised. Google Maps and OS Maps, city centre plans and ‘you are here’ stickers on the boards at local nature reserves, give the impression of omniscience and omnipotence. The very notion of ‘flood risk’ calls both our knowledge and power into question in the face of uncertainty and the force of nature.

What seems to be the most solid and robust is in reality the most fragile and vulnerable. Changing the perspective, looking slant, confers a new understanding and humility.

Available for purchase as unframed archival quality prints and greetings cards:

Sussex Ouse; Adur; Arun; Test & Itchen; Hampshire Avon; Dorset Stour; Frome & Piddle; Devon Axe; Otter; Exe; Teign; Dart; Tamar, Tavy & Plym; Fowey; Fal; Camel; Torridge; Taw; Parrett; Somerset Axe & Brue; Bristol Avon


  • “Green|Blue”, a forthcoming solo exhibition at Exeter Cathedral, May to June 2017 tbc.
  • “Green|Blue”, to be exhibited in the Garden Room Gallery, Dartington, 30 March to 18 April 2017.

Data sources

Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.

Risk of Flooding from Rivers and Sea
Environment Agency
Publication date: Mar 2015
Previously known as NaFRA Spatial Flood Likelihood Category Grid. This national assessment of flood risk for England shows the chance of flooding from rivers and/or the sea, based on cells of 50m. Each cell is allocated one of four flood risk categories, taking into account flood defences and their condition.

Catchment Abstraction Management Strategy (Reference) Boundaries
Environment Agency
Publication date: Nov 2012
The CAMS Abstraction Management Strategy (Reference) Boundaries are an external reference dataset giving an indication of where technical assessments have been undertaken.


Supported by Kaleider

Green|Blue is supported by Kaleider