'Sea Banners'

In 2009 Mary Flynn started to collect and sort material salvaged from the shores of the Isle of Wight. The work is a personal response to the materials gathered and draws on traditions and conventions used by artists, makers, archaeologists and social historians.

At the end of 2010 eight banners had been stitched.

Working with photographer Stuart Parsons these banners were returned to the sea to be recorded back in the environment that transported the material to the shore.

By 2012 there were 16 banners, with sail numbers identifying the year inwhich the material was collected.

2013 will be the last year of collecting and archiving the material.

Already exhibited in a number of venues including the ONCA Gallery Brighton, the 'Sea Banners' and giclee prints of details of the banners returned to the sea were exhibited at the Knitting and Stitching Show, London 2014.