David Morgan-Davies

Level Ground2016

I have sat on these images since the winter of 2014 when the UK was affected by a number of severe storms. The Somerset Levels being one of the lowest and flattest areas in the country was hit by record breaking winter rainfall and persistent flooding, causing months of disruption and hardship for many communities. 'Level Ground' finally reflects upon how climate change may be bringing conditions for so long associated with the other side of the world to our shores. It asks how do we understand the implications of the floods on both the landscape, the countryside and people’s lives? Is this the future landscape? As with much of my work ‘Level Ground’ explores the ‘hand of man’ and contains no figurative content. It allows us to stop and reflect on a potential future; whilst at the same time admiring the fragile beauty caused by the flooding.