© Courtesy the artist.
The Seascape series of which this print is one is the result of digitally archived material from webcams placed in five key locations along the coast. The webcams were installed at Margate, Folkestone, Bexhill-on-Sea, Pagham and Stokes Bay and the changes in light, so dramatic at the coast, were duly recorded to a series of computer servers in London over a period of twelve months. Collins produced a body of work from the data which included real-time projections as well as works on paper. The data was collected in pixels in horizontal bands from top to bottom and from left to right. It took seven hours to collect an entire image which approximately matched the time it took for the tide to come in or go out. A huge amount of data was selected and Collins carefully selected the highlights to produce as prints.