Fixed Point Photography
Heart of Reeds
Land artist Chris Drury's design for a reed bed began to take shape in the Autumn of 2004. A key part of the design was to create marginal strips between water and land which would vary depending on the height of the water. Another key part of the design was the use of the cardiac twist which led to a distinctive central area of the Heart of Reeds.
These fixed point photos of the Winterbourne Stream, which runs through the Reserve, have been taken by a group of adults with learing disabilities every month since September 2012
The development and progress of this area has been recorded by adults with learning disabilities. Their record gives us a wonderful glimpse into the seasonal changes of the area settles. More recently, there has been significant development on the opposite bank of the River Ouse. This drives home the crucial role the reserve plays in flood mitigation.