Salthouse 11 Ad Limina
Shadows out of Place, 2011, digital print, 500cm x 50cm
Salthouse church on its hill overlooks the sea and salt marshes of the Norfolk coast. It is noted for its large plain windows and quality of light.The unexpected subtle colours and distorted geometric patterns are reflected in the transient shadows in the window embrasures on the south side of the church. To enable the visitor to also experience and become more aware of these fascinating shadows I relocated them to the north side of the church thus placing them in an unexpected position. This may have a disorientating effect especially on a dull day, as these alcoves are never illuminated directly by the sun.
Threshold, 2006, Light installation
Reflecting on the location and geography of Salthouse church I was fascinated by the way in which one has to approach it - on foot and up a slight incline. The substantial and enclosed porch acts as a threshold or boundary between not only the outer and inner world but also between active and contemplative states of mind.
The intense turquoise (often found in stained glass) light marks this transition through which all entering or leaving have to pass.