Green|Blue (2016)

South Coast series

Now showing in the Garden Room Gallery, Dartington Hall, until 18 April

Series of 21 digital images, realised as
(a) giclee prints on archival quality paper, each 16″ x 16″ unframed
(b) dye sub prints on chiffon fabric with steel hanging, approx 20″ x 20″ unframed
(c) “Drop Slow Tears”, a mobile of laser engravings on clear acrylic droplets

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.

Unframed archival quality prints and greetings cards are available for purchase online:

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

Please get in touch if you are interested in purchasing chiffon and steel prints or “Drop Slow Tears”

Exhibitions

  • “Green|Blue”, a solo exhibition at Exeter Cathedral, 28 May to 4 June 2017.
  • “Green|Blue: Future Shock”, video installation, part of “Primordial Soup”, Fringe Arts Bath Festival, Cleveland Pools, Bath, 26 May to 11 June 2017.
  • “Green|Blue” and “Will-a-Wix”, a joint exhibition in the Garden Room Gallery, Dartington Hall, 30 March to 18 April 2017.

Talks

  • Talk and audience activity on “Green|Blue” and “Little Colouring Books of climate mindfulness”, Pint of Science, Exeter Phoenix workshop room, 17 May 2017.
  • Show and talk about my work, Environment Agency, Horizon House, Bristol, 14 March 2017.
  • Talk exploring “Green|Blue”, Kaleider Lunchtime Talks, Exeter, 18 November 2016.
  • PechaKucha 20×20 about my work, featuring “Green|Blue”, Greenbelt Festival, Kettering, 27 August 2016.

Data sources

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

Risk of Flooding from Rivers and Sea
Environment Agency
Shapefile
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
Shapefile
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