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This exhibition took place at Brook Street Art in Hull in spring 2017. A series of 2-D and 3-D pieces were shown that had come out of a detailed exploration of the landform of the Coniston Fells in Cumbria, both from maps and from observation on the ground.

The work explored the relationship between the fells as represented on a map by countours and spot heights, and their appearance in reality. One of the works on display was a technical perspective drawing constructed using over 900 spot-heights. Another was a relief map built up in contour layers, which was then developed into a mould to produce a plaster cast. Paintings were made from this “still-life” object, as if it were an overhead view of the fells, with lighting to simulate morning and afternoon sunlight.

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