Congratulations to Martin Furze who has been selected as a 2023 finalist:
Print title Peterley Pumping Station, Prestwood
Whilst out and about in the local area Martin has come across many examples of rural decay - abandoned buildings, machinery and infrastructure. Martin is interested in how they continue to change as they carry on interacting with humans and nature long after their purpose has been realised. The monochrome nature of graphite lends itself well to the atmosphere of abandonment.
Visual Description – A black and white pencil drawing of a brick building. The entrance door is recessed. The building is covered in some graffiti. The foreground is a broken concrete slab and the background is wood, with trees, some of which have leaves on them, but most don't.