Photograph taken in New York (October 2019) combined with a painting of buddleia tree along the canal in Lancaster shortly after arriving back in the UK. An interest in sandwiching time and place resurfaced in 2014 after returning from New York to Morecambe Bay (Image May 10th 2014). Visiting the photography archive at New York Library and capturing the tinplates (with no copyright required), I melded one of those with Morecambe Bay the day after arriving home. Joining two images is a recurring process in my work, whether by directly making two drawings on top of one another or by digital means. It's a birth of sorts. A visual means of reproduction and continuity.