Zoe Childerley has taken a dive into the Sussex coastal landscape – floating, paddling, sailing and walking with local communities – to create seascape imagery from ‘beneath the waves’, ‘on the surface’ and ‘at the edge’ of the sea.
The work she has produced is as varied and complex as the coast itself. It ranges from still lives showing botanical specimens found at the shoreline, to larger compositions incorporating explanations, diagrams, and equations alluding to our attempts to navigate and comprehend the Sussex coastline.
“I hope that the work can offer a distraction, that can be intriguing yet meditative, a window to the outside world and connection to place. The hospital itself is on the coast in Brighton, looking out towards the sea. The sea gives us an opportunity to meditate upon our place within the world, against the immense spaces and epic timescales it evokes.”
Photographer Zoe Childerley explains her approach to creating the Coast Portfolio for the new hospital waiting rooms in this 5 minute film by Vasil Dzhagalov.
To see more of Zoe’s art, please visit her website.