Shrunken Island made by Tim Pugh.
Shrunken Island is a mixed media installation created at Hilbre Island, located off the Wirral Peninsula in the North West on August 31st 2012. Using old maps of the sandstone island and peninsula and locally gathered natural materials I have attempted to convey the rapid coastline erosion that the area around Hilbre is experiencing due to a combination of factors. These include continual unrelenting exposure to north westerly tide movements and prevailing winds as well as the soft sandstone rock being vulnerable to erosion. Expected future rising sea levels due to the consequences of global warming will accelerate the process adding to a sense of vulnerability. Hilbre Island is a magical place to visit, stunning views, amazing wildlife and above all, a sense that the island is so far out, on the edge of the world….