Sea People Exhibition
This dramatic outdoor exhibition of 15 large sculptures was installed 10-11 July 2021 on a remote beach at Walton-on-the-Naze, by artist Nabil Ali.
Looking out to sea, the haunting figures represented lost communities and forgotten ancestors that had been washed away with the eroding coastline along the eastern shores of Essex. Clay gathered from this beach was used to form the figures, as well as other natural materials such as willow, hessian and wax.
This powerful installation took months to create and was a stunning and unique sight in this secluded location.
This exhibition is now over, but you can find out more about the artist on Nabil Ali’s website
Photos below are by Mike Johnston
About Nabil Ali
Nabil Ali has developed a working methodology using plant matter as the primary process material, allowing him to explore the environment to produce art. He grows and collects his materials forming an intimate relationship with the creative process to understand the boundaries of the materials used.
Work in Progress
Photos of the making process and close-ups of the sculpture No.1 provided by the artist.