Brian D Hodgson

Visiting places on the Northumberland coastline, Brian D Hodgson uses its unique effects of geology and sound to focus, think and draw the experience on a grounded etching plate. Sitting in this tide-filled rock amphitheatre, looking through a tunnel channelling the sea in and out, he tries to work out his psychological location. 

As he was drawing, a second etching plate lay chained to a rock under the sea. 

Integrating the Sea Plate and the Drawn Plate during printing sets up a dialogue between the two plates; this forms a bridge, allowing a discourse between myself and the sea. 

The photographic element leads through the drawing, like Hodgson’s final act of swimming through the channel to the open sea, entering the image, and thereby finding his location.