Over several months I explored Whittlesea Mere in Fenland. Once the largest inland body of water it was drained by Dutch specialists in late 1800’s to create 3000 acres of rich agricultural land. This landscape is now the lowest point in the country, being under sea level, and requires constant pumping to keep it workable.
Made during one winter, the drawings show the sea bed undulations and shrinkage due to drainage.
Charocal on Somerset paper
76cm x 56cm