Varying levels of light penetrate the marine environment, and behave in a rather different way in water as compared to the less dense medium of air.  Boundaries explores the action of light on the surfaces of soft marine bodies. The very high water content of these particular bodies leads to an interplay of light where the light waves sometimes pass through the body almost unchanged. Depending on the angle of the light penetration, the density of the body, and the nature of the surface, it may at other times be absorbed, refracted, or reflected in varying and often subtle degrees. This interplay is constantly changing with the movement of the creatures, the varying densities and temperatures of the water and the constant movement of the waves bending and distorting the penetration of the light waves.

Boundaries was first exhibited at the PAD Gallery, Preston in 2009.


Gordon Fletcher