Ouse Navigation

Nuffield Hospital, Cambridge 2015
A series of drawings of the Cam and the Ouse sandblasted into the stone paving of a path through a garden, in the Nuffield hospital grounds.

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Ouse Navigation tells the story of a journey drifting down the Cam and the Ouse rivers to where their waters reach the sea. Approximately forty drawings were made whilst traveling downstream – the sketches charting the 80 miles of this journey from the town of Cambridge to the coast.

 

These drawings were sandblasted into traditional paving-stones and laid through the garden to form a twisting pathway that mimics the course of the two rivers’ journey to the North Sea.