This body of work is made from three interconnecting strands.
CLUMPS – The Marginal Plants of the River Thames.
The river has appeared as a central motif in much of my work and I draw upon both old and new images in this ever developing image making and showing process.
The plants that are part of the divide and connection between the land and the water have become familiar and elusive factors in the search to engage more intimately with the riparian border.
The use of a microscope, both in the field and in the studio, to explore the components of the river bank itself and my activities at the rivers edge has led to a growing desire not to explain but to experience.
Maintaining the spirit and characteristics of a wanderer and ‘romancer’ (my mother would fondly call me this when, as a small boy, I would arrive home with tales of water snakes and jackdaws)