A2 Gallery – Open Exhibition ‘Real Somerset’

Ham Wood 1

This picture has been chosen to be displayed at the A2 Gallery’s open exhibition ‘Real Somerset’.

Limestone quarrying in Somerset has been of national importance since the beginning of the 19th century and Somerset boats some of the largest quarries in Europe. History is revealed every day, uncovering formations spanning some 300 million years.
Ham Wood is situated between the village of Croscombe and Shepton Mallet in a steep and narrow wooded valley. The disused quarry was worked by Wainwright as an extension to Windsor Hill Quarry. The viaduct carried the Somerset and Dorset railway from Radstock to Maesbury Summit. I used multiple exposures as a narrative of landscape memory and history, and as a testament to its creation.