Photography onto recycled polyester and silk organza.
St Dunstan in the East is a church in the City of London. Green algae grows undisturbed on exposed stone surfaces (the church was left for ruins after the Blitz). St Dunstan alludes to an alternative way of navigating; literally we can use cryptogam growth patterns as a compass, but the image also steers us towards a more contemplative regard for microcosms, as ways of reading the macrocosm.
Algae is a biological indicator for air quality and has been proposed as a solution for controlling atmospheric pollution.
The framed artwork was on show at Radical Landscapes exhibition in Devon. 23rd March – 20th April 2019.
The hanging triptych was installed at the Work in Progress show, Royal College of Art (White City), February 14th – 17th.