Observing and contemplating the wonders of the Dyfi Estuary
Current research is looking into the The Dyfi Estuary in Ceredigion. This
area of Mid Wales was selected both for its natural diversity and the
impact that man and climate had and still has upon this dynamic estuary
and surrounding area.
BORTH TO YNYSLAS
The first work in this series looks at the tidal trace captured whilst walking on the eve of a full
This work is resolved using local unspun fleece and Irish linen.
Borth to Ynyslas was first shown as a ‘work in progress’ at my exhibition Phases an exploration
of moon and weather. Eleven completed deck chairs were exhibited. The completed work will
consist of 46 deckchairs.
The image on the back wall of the single chair are captures of Borth Forest taken whilst I was on
DID I NEED A WATERPROOF ON MY VISIT TO CARDIGAN BAY?
It is an assumption by many that it is always wet in Wales. To question this notion I
worked with rainfall data recorded by the Met Office weather station located in
Aberdyfi, Ceredigion. Weather data has been recorded at this station since in
January 1941. Each individual weave represents a year and each month is
represented by its own colour.The years are collated into decades and hung
vertically illustrating the variations in rainfall between the months, years and
The wool used for this tapestry is ethically sourced British wool and dyed at a mill
on the Scottish Border
PLANNING THE ROUTE TO SEARCH FOR CANTRE’R GWAELOD
I am on a search for a ‘mythical land’ or is it mythical? Evidence lies around the
intertidal zone of a long lost forest. How far does this forest extend into Cardigan
Bay? There is land but is it Cantre’r Gwaelod? My search looks into the past whilst
observing current weather patterns and the effect of any future rise in tides. Will our
current coastal area in the distant future become part of this mythical land?
The maps are machine sewn onto Welsh Flannel and use the four colour mapping
EVIDENCE OF CANTRE’R GWAELOD?
Ongoing research photographs illustrating part of the intertidal forest at Borth.
These are printed on 100gsm paper
THE FUTURE IN THE PAST?
The beguiling beauty of the submerged forest extends along the coastline of Cardigan Bay this standalone image was captured at Tywyn.
Chromaluxe print on Aluminium Edition of 2