The Channel was created around 400,000 years ago, when a vast glacial lake in the North Sea basin spilled over its banks and flooded the land between modern day France and UK. It is a realtively narrow stretch of water, but runs deep with history and again today takes on renewed significance as the UK begins a new relationship with Europe.
Water collected from the narrowest point of the Channel was distilled before being tinted with a small amount of Indian Ink to create a series of watercolours. Each work depicts the rippling water at the time and place of collection, interupted by text extracted from the front page of UK tabolids during Brexit negotiations.
extra mile, Channel water and ink on papaer, 56 x 76cm
in the balance, Channel water and ink on papaer, 56 x 76cm
knife edge, Channel water and ink on papaer (detail)