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Bear Lane, Southwalk photograph © Nicholas Middleton 2009

Bear Lane, Southwalk
photograph © Nicholas Middleton 2009

I make work in the guise of a wandering bricoleur exploring where nature and culture intersect, making resourceful use of the materials at hand. I collect and use estuarine mud and excavated clay, brick and rock fragments to investigate the anthropogenic remixing and movement of geological material. This process usually begins with a map and a walk. Whether I’m mud larking on the Thames foreshore, where the tide deposits a new configuration several times a day or attempting to make concrete from basic principles, the objective has been to look at the construction of ‘landscape’ and the nature and composition of a contemporary city.

thames mud painting
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