Nearer to the sea than the sky 1988

Nearer to the sea than the sky 1988 2017-01-28T02:41:39+00:00

Project Description

Through the 1980’s I worked on a series of panoramic photographs of the entrance of the River Deben from just offshore.

These were made in under a huge range of light, weather and sea conditions. The photographs automatically blurred the boundary between the sky the sea and myself in a small boat. The act of scanning up and over from horizon to horizon and the passing of time was something that I took as a challenge to encode as drawing.

Much of my thinking with drawing is focused upon asking a dumb medium to encapsulate qualities such as time, light or space, that it cannot have other than in its own terms.

Pencil on paper, 8ft x 5ft

Nearer to the sea than the sky