My work is inextricably linked to the tidal zone between high and low tide. I view this as a transient space belonging to nobody and everybody. I often work with materials salvaged from the shoreline; breathing new expression into objects rescued from obsoleteness is a fixture of my practice. Works are often kinetic — suspended and rotating in space; the tying and tethering of materials acknowledge skills linked to my paternal coastal lineage.
Processes have become increasingly pared back, with works distilled into ever more simpler forms. Informed by my studios location on a farm in rural Northumberland close to the North sea.
Graham Patterson 08.22