Another image painted on a used canvas, in this case over two earlier works; and about not just the land and the sea but the relationship between them.
It is not of any particular place or view but is about the idea of sea becoming land in contrast to the prevailing view today of land becoming sea. By placing two decrepid jetties in the foreground with their supporting timbers on land, and a disused jetty in the background and in the sea, I hope the idea of change is indicated: clearly this empty creek was once a busy place but now, for whatever reason, it has become silted up and is deserted.
So within this perhaps quite attractive view lie two aspects of change, changes in human activity and changes in natural process. But was the silting up in fact ‘natural’? – perhaps a decline in economic activity allowed it to happen. Alternatively, may be an irresistible process of silting forced shipping away and the abandonment of the associated facilities – as happened at Dunwich, for example, and Orford, both once prosperous harbours on the Suffolk coast (co-incidentally, presumably, the silted-up harbours at both places are now car-parks). Such ambivalence is carried through into the actual image: are we looking more or less horizontally down a widening creek towards the sea or out to sea between two cliffs depicted in profile in the vertical plane?