Worthing was once a thriving tourism resort. Now it is caught in a time of
nostalgia and renewal. The
images capture the remains of an era. As a set the images trace the
meteorological conditions of the British coast and as single images they
capture the fine textures of leaves, water and sky.
With harsh westerly winds some of the palms have not developed
equally well. The images are a metaphor for time passing and as a collective
they question preconceived ideas of beauty and perfection.
Furthermore, the images reflect on the demoractic space, the beach, available to us all.
The 6 palms on West Parade are shot each month for a year (July 2017 - June 2018). The aim was to create a long term body of work emcopassing routine, mindfulness and play. It runs alongside my larger body of work: Supernova
An extract of the work has been invited to ‘Resort’ a group show planned for May 2019 at Turner Contemporary in Margate.
Worthing Palms June 2018. NE 8. Scattered clouds. 73%, 17°C, feels like 17°C.
Worthing Palms May 2018. No data.
Worthing Palms April 2018. WNW 11. Passing Clouds. 85%. 8° feels like 5°
Worthing Palms March 2018. ESE 2. Good. Chance of rain 14%. 8°
Worthing palms 2018. February. NE 15. Very Good. 49%. 3° feels like -1°
Worthing palms 2018. January. Moderate. W 5. 95%. 7°
Worthing palms 2017. December. Very good. N 5. 84%. 4°
Worthing palms 2017. November. Very good. SSW 7. 62%. 7°
Worthing palms 2017. October. SSE 6. fog. 94%. 12°
Worthing palms 2017. September. SSE 4. Moderate. 79%. 14°
Worthing palms 2017. August. SSW 10. Very Good. 64%. 17°
Worthing palms 2017. July. SSW 8. Good. 72%. 16°