Most of my recent photography has centred on the remains of St Anthony’s tar works. At low tide the volatile substances can be seen leeching out into the river. This toxic reminder of the river’s history led me to experiment with ways of recording the present with reference to the history of the rivers of the North.
At present my work is developing the boundaries where digital image making and printing can be juxtaposed with wet inks, floating across a surface. Using Japanese Suminagashi ink techniques, I am curious to explore how a physical action where hydrocarbons and ink float on water, can express nostalgia for memories of my past, and the past of the North East.