Last Day of the Black Fen and Small Landscape at Highfield (a duo) 1850x400mm overall Real earths of the Black Fen and elsewhere
I live at the edge of the Black Fen, a large flat low-lying area of East Anglia that was reclaimed for food production. The design is based on the O.S. map. I imagined a disaster resulting from global warming, in which the banks of the twin parallel artificial drainage channels burst as incoming tidal waters met the outflow at this point 50 miles from the present coast. The small landscape forming the second canvas is the nearest tiny area over 60m. The funereal matt border and the configuration of the two canvases like an exclamation mark express the warning.