The first exhibition of the lockdown series Border Patrol, runs in Dundee City Centre until the end of the month. Using vinyl hedges to screen the images from view and force viewers to strain to see over.
During lockdowns, the border hedge gained new purpose as a metaphor for self-isolation and shelter as the world contracted to the limits of our more basic unit- the home. This series of suburban landscapes began in March 2020 during the permitted daily lockdown excursions in the ‘bungalow belt’ of Edinburgh and has continued while coronavirus restrictions remain in place to varying degrees in Scotland. Stay-at-home notices may lift but our gardens show we have chosen to remain hidden from our neighbors, living our lives in privacy, and limiting and inviting relationships with others by choice and on our own terms.