migrating zoetrope

100m long artwork on the banks of the humber estuary juxtaposing the migration of pink-footed geese with the historic movement of people. semi-abstract shapes evolve from bird-like silhouettes to the distinctive sails of a humber sloop accompanied by text that evolves phonetically from ‘goose’ to ‘sloop’ exploring site specific resonances with each word. collaboration with annabel mccourt. /commissioned by the environment agency.
the use of polished/brushed stainless steel is inspired by the glittering silver-grey of the humber in certain light.
the multiple ‘frames’ of the artwork makes reference to the rank film industry – the family’s flour mill was close by. the shapes appear to move as you pass the length of the artwork, particulalrly if running or cycling – like a zoetrope sequence.