Rust and Ripples
Lead Artist: Yvonne Roberts
Collaborators: Parise, Oliver, Jack, Shirley, Trevor
Rust and Ripples is a mini portfolio of composite photographic images, created through a collaborative process involving members of the community, a professional photographer, our natural environment and our local heritage. These contemporary images remain anchored to the historical structure of local landmarks, whilst simultaneously celebrating the rich tapestry of the ageing canal environment.
Captured within the heart of the City, Rust and Ripples connects canal, river and navigation, reflecting an era of water freight beginning and ending within two decades. Along this stretch of water the dense urban landscape transforms into a murky rural environment where three centuries of innovation have brought prosperity and now hosts world leading zero carbon technology. Sadly, these blue spaces still fail to harness the therapeutic and educational potential that is so desperately needed amongst our most challenged and deprived communities...even more so today.