Earth's Human Shores 2015. Collaborative project developed with stained glass artist Kate Bayes at the Bossanyi Studio, Eastcote, North London.

Ervin Bossanyi was a notable Hungarian stained glass artist who worked mainly in northern Germany. In 1934 he left Nazi Germany and settled in Eastcote, North London, where he built a modernist studio in the grounds of his house. He worked there until his death in 1975. The studio is now used as an arts venue.

Earth’s Human Shores
Earth’s Human Shores

This exhibition was made in response to the story of Erwin Bossanyi and the theatrical space of the studio. It is about the narrative of migration and navigation, about belonging and not belonging, about being inside and at the same time outside. It is about a journey between two shores with everything left behind and uncertainty lying ahead.

Wave Chart sculpture
Wave Chart

A tiny boat is set on an ocean, made from curved thin plywood incised and inked on the surface and screenprinted underneath. The ocean has become a chart, both supporting and enveloping the boat.

Stained Glass by Kate Bayes and woodcut Wave Series
Stained Glass by Kate Bayes and woodcut Wave Series


Wave with Orion, woodcut
Wave with Orion
Wave with Ursa Major, woodcut
Wave with Ursa Major
Wave with Moon, woodcut
Wave with Moon
Glass Door, woodcut
Glass Door
The Poetry Reading, woodcut
The Poetry Reading
Ocean Stars, woodcut
Ocean Stars
Between Doors, woodcut
Between Doors
Blue Tree, woodcut
Blue Tree

The square prints can be seen on the Printmaking page.

The title Earth’s Human Shores is taken from Last Sonnet by Keats.