Sending messages to the sea

Sending messages to the sea

I am here my love, where are you?

2021 – 2022

After my husband died, I felt I needed to find a way to speak to him. Inspired by the wives of lighthouse keepers signalling to their husbands from the shore, I used semaphore flags, the language of the sea, to communicate to the vast expanse of the ocean, somewhere away and unknown when I imagine he may be.

Photographic documentation of a performance, archival pigment prints on Hahnemühle fine art fibre-based lustre paper (Fine Art Pearl 285gsm), 15mm raw walnut box frame and non-reflective glass.

With thanks to Danny Berman.