Photo Credit: James Winnett
During a residency at Torbay Contemporary Art a beach hut on Preston Sands was covered in Union Jack flags accompanied by a young Oak tree surrounded by sandbags. The Oak tree was cut down from outside the artist's house in Birmingham and transported to the seaside amid the traffic of an August Bank Holiday. The seasonal pilgrimage was documented and displayed inside the hut alongside maps of the tree's home and final resting place. This site specific work uses cultural icons to explore notions of national identity, tourism and the idea of the beach being the frontier of the country.
Beach hut, Union Jack flags, oak tree, sandbags, photographs, maps