'hard water: river of stones' is a palimpsest of Ralph Rumney's 'Leaning Tower of Venice' and the Upper Calder Valley, which both have a history of flooding, with considerable impact upon the inhabitants and topography. The final form of this project is a unique, artist made sketchbook with concertina pages. A zig-zag of things. The river's water, native plant matter and geological materials (rock, soil) will be used to produce the visual matter of the book.
This project was actualised from a series of solo walking surveys/interventions, by the artist, exploring the 'deep topography' of the River Calder with its catchment (between Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd).