Dark Marsh 2019 - 2020
This ongoing series of paintings of the pioneering salt marsh plants of the Humberston Fitties, Tetney Marsh area, consider plants that are both vulnerable to sea level rise, but that also help to protect the land from flooding. The work is intended to be seen in relation to the Night Fitties work and together it explores human and more-than-human worlds in microcosm and juxtaposition, touching on the play of light, tide and colour, uncanny transformations after dark, and notions of vulnerability, occupation, resilience and reclamation.
Dark marsh: sea lavender, oil on linen 30 x 40 cm 2019
Dark marsh: roots, oil on linen 30 x 40 cm 2019
Dark marsh: thrift, oil on linen 30 x 40 cm 2019
Dark marsh: cord grass, oil on linen 30 x 40 cm 2019
Dark marsh: samphire, oil on linen 30 x 40 cm 2019
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Dark marsh: winter tangle, oil on linen, 30 x 40 cm 2020
Dark marsh: winter samphire oil on linen 30 x 40 cm 2020
Dark marsh: evening thrift oil on linen 30 x 40 cm 2020