The Wash

Walking miles out to sea and still only ankle deep in water you can’t help but feel some sort of biblical connection. When you come across a ship that looks like Noah’s Ark, beached as though after the great flood and surrounded by what appear to be floundering steel fish, it starts to get a little weirder!

This is where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail from to find religious freedom in America.

What started as an ordinary landscape project turned out to be an existential statement about how little we learn, even from lessons that are thousands of years old. If the predictions of global warming are correct, this will be among the first land to disappear. Ironically, the sign at Gibraltar Point reads ‘take nothing, leave only footprints’.

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The exhibition was shown throughout the Eastern Arts Region.