Photography assignment at Spurn Peninsula on the tip of the coast of the East Riding of Yorkshire. Commissioned in 2008 by Lift Arts for the Marfleet Health Care Centre.
Spurn Peninsula stretches for three and a half miles along the North bank of the entrance to the River Humber, dividing the waters from the estuary and the sea. The low sand banks are made up from sand and shingle carried along the peninsula by waves which continually extend the land mass. This cyclical system both stretches and narrows the peninsula causing the main headland to be cut off in severe weather, and is expected to be permanently breached in the near future. Once the sea has breached Spurn, the land beyond the breach is broken down and swept away, eventually reforming as a narrow point of land further South. This cycle of destruction and reconstruction occurs approximately every 250 years.
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