In November 2013 I stayed on Coney Island for 4 days with 4 other artists. We fed off each other’s experiences, insights and diverse perspectives. It was an escape from responsibility, a chance to truly be alone and undisturbed due to the respect we gave to each other’s space. I spent the time working, exploring, investigating, soaking up the sensation of separation, isolation and the presence and character of the island itself.
During the residency I felt drawn to return time and again to The Flood House, an old ruin which stands proudly defiant on the eastern side of the island. The following images are a selection of the work created to date as my relationship with the house is constantly developing and new experiences and a new presence are beginning to emerge in the work.