In ‘New Jersey Turnpike’ I continue to explore the landscape narrative of the North Norfolk coast through the concept of place and place attachment. Printed layers of woodcut and engraving combine perspectives in a tapestry of subtle marks and colours.
This work forms part of a new series of engravings which explore the local in a global context. Drawings made of the sea defences raised along the English Norfolk coast, and the flood damage maps of Sea Palling (a small coastal village) demolished by the 1953 sea surge, are layered with further drawings made of the areas of New York at risk from sea-level rise.
The series looks at the idea of connectedness, place, and loss. It considers how the sea connects coastal places around the world and draws parallels between a local Norfolk coastline and all coastal regions and cities around the world set to be impacted by sea-level rise.