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805 steps along the Hertford Union canal

In the spring and summer of 2015 I made a series of drawings documenting life along the towpath of the Hertford Union canal between Wick Lane and White Post Lane. I wanted to record the area before developers moved in and altered the landscape for ever. I called it 805 steps along the Hertford Union canal because that’s how many of my steps it takes me to cover the route. In the following September I exhibited eight of the images as posters on a building on the towpath owned by National Grid for the benefit of passers-by.

Brush and ink drawing of water in the Hertford Union canal Water soluble pencil drawing of the middle lock of the Hertford Union canal
Constantly moving water: 1 May 2015 Middle lock: 13 May 2015
Pen and ink drawing of the lower lock gates on the Hertford Union canal Pen and ink drawing of narrow boat with clutter on the roof on the Hertford Union canal
Lower lock gates: 20 May 2015 Narrow boat: 28 May 2015
Brush and ink drawing of gabions on the towpath of the Hertford Union canal Black and white sketch of the White Building on White Post Lane
The fascination of gabions: 24 June 2015 The White Building: 3 August 2015