an ocean in my pocket: from The Souvenir Collection

archival digital print in found pill box
placed within the souvenir collections at the museum during the exhibition

For the ‘Collect’ exhibition at Hastings Museum & Art Gallery, I was drawn to a tiny 19th century carnelian souvenir locket containing multiple views of Hastings landmarks. In this new series of works, I have constructed visual narratives that are personal souvenirs of living beside the sea in Hastings and St Leonards, and that question the role of the timeless, ever changing seascape in the making and remaking of seaside memories.