Patti is fascinated by the dramatic effect of natural forces on the vulnerable Humberside coastline at Spurn Head. The power of the elements has overcome sea defences causing erosion, coastal movement, and displacing the once thriving community from this unstable, impermanent headland.
She often uses the book form to create a narrative, and finds metaphors in poetry. Work on Spurn head includes woodcuts and etching, stitched etchings, books (both narrative and abstract), textiles and mixed media.
Patti finds that working with this variety of mixed media, an energy is created between flat and textured surfaces expressing excitement and discomfort at an ever-changing and disappearing landscape.