Land and sea #33 (Stormy Merricks) 2018 reduction woodcut 56 x 45 cm, edition 21
I’ve been creating work based on the Westernport coast since moving here 13 years ago. This work is part of a series called Land & Sea, which I have been working on for several years. This series marked a change in my practice; I altered my viewpoint - from working on land and looking out to the water, to working from the water looking back towards land. The preparatory drawings and documentation take place from a small boat.
This shift in perspective perpetuates an ongoing interest in and documentation of a threshold - the dynamic space where land and sea intersect. The work is informed by a resonant connection to nature and its shaping forces.