The Carbon Sea was made for Hide & Seek (2006) curated by Sarah Williams from The Jerwood Space in London and shown at Mivart Open Studios that year.
My idea for this work came from the act of making drawing in a practical and useful way. The material I collected were menu tickets from The Buttery Cafe in Bristol. For me there was something wonderful about finding the poetic in the ordinary. The images were created by the staff taking food orders so on some tickets the order for 'chips' could clearly be seen. Over three years the collection grew to 2,000 tickets.
The combined work comprised of a floor piece (9 x 16 ft) and an animated film with the sound track of a seagull. The film was projected really small like the size of the actual ticket 8 x10 cm.