Below the Sea forms part of a series of multiple block relief prints which investigate the emotional construct of place. Walking provides the experiential narratives that are enriched through memory, history and artefacts, enabling us to make place through a palimpsest of experience and readings of landscape spaces. With a focus on reconstructing the human geography of horizon and shore and the relationship between lost landscapes, this image explores the hidden structure of flooded landscapes such as lost villages along the Norfolk coast and Doggerland – a region, now below the North Sea, which once connected Britain to Europe.
Here several blocks have been used to make the image. Consequently, each block makes up part of a layered image as well as being used to make up one of the colours within the image. The whole process begins with drawing and making a response to the location or place. This drawing is combined with drawings of maps, patterns and archival materials to produce a multi-layered design. The nature of ink allows for a certain amount of transparency creating a multi layered effect. Completed 2019