Both time and tide erode not only structures but also memories.
By examination of structures being eaten away by the ravages of nature,
where no salvation is ever likely to occur, I was struck by the
comparison replicated in the eventual decay of memory. Using the
marine environment, where decay and erosion tend to attack at a greater
pace, I found the insatiable appetite of shipworms and gribbles, who
feed off and destroy their host, to harbour echoes of man's behaviour
in the 21st Century. Returning to the structural failure of once proud
maritime monuments where their chance survival symbolises or
encapsulates a culture of place, I draw parallels with the retention of
firm foundations in the use of form, material, time and tide.
Remnants of past memories, whether a mark on the skyline or a pattern
in the ground, draw on these functional images.