Lighthouse Lights

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Five years ago I was staying in a lighthouse on Hoy. The lighthouse was situated on the edge of cliff and looking across the sea you could see another three lighthouses. All four lighthouses had a different light pattern. Aside from the stars, it was one of the best light shows I've experienced.

Fast forward five years and I discovered that these light patterns follow a formula. Not only that but because these light patterns help seafarers navigate the sea at night, these patterns are available for every light in the British Isles.

That's 1,159 lights. I used 229 of the lights and lighthouses that cover the coastline of Scotland, Wales and England. This print maps those light patterns over the course of a minute where each ring in the circle represents a second. The lights have been arranged like a compass so the most northerly is situated at the top, the eastern lights to the right and the western to the left. The print is a limited edition of 229. One for each light.


Limited Edition of 229
A3 (297mm x 420mm) 3 Colour Risograph. Printed in London
175gsm GF Smith Colorplan Paper. Made in Hull
Optional 305mm Oak Magnetic Frame. Made in Shropshire
100% Recycled Cardboard Tube. Made in Ayrshire


UK = £5 | Europe = £15 | ROW = £20.
UK orders over £30 are upgraded to first class signed for.
Free postage for orders over £100 within the UK.

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