Miranda Creswell

image of North Norththembira


I drew near Gonalston in the Trent Valley, over a period of two years. This site was excavated in 1996 in advance of gravel extraction at Hoveringham Quarry. The view that was drawn was once the site of a gravel island, with many early emerging field systems, plus housing and occupation from the late Iron Age to the Roman period.

After the excavation and gravel extraction, the site was flooded and is now a series of lakes, with much wild life, bordered by a railway line.

The strangely mesmerizing pylons make me reflect on these contemporary technologies and the river valley that lies underneath them.

Easel and pylon


Afternoon drawing