I live close to the border of West Yorkshire and Lancashire. The border is one, like many, that has flexed and changed over its lifetime. The moorland of the Pennines splits the counties in two. On either side of this rugged Pennine backbone, the hills slope down gradually over landscapes steeped in a rich industrial history; Yorkshire’s wool to the East, and Lancashire’s cotton to the West. The cultural heritage is ever-present. Rusting remnants and crumbling towers dwell quietly in the background, scattering the scene like well-behaved ghosts of our past. The hills of my home are filled with these objects and buildings, silently observing as technology advances and societies grow.
I am interested in this process of industrial deterioration. I have found myself in search of a way to represent decay and change through the exploration of material transitions.