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GROYNES
To slow down the erosion of the coastline through longshore drift, erosion and to prevent flooding to the reclaimed land behind, groynes have been put into place between Fairlight and Rye Harbour.
In Britain, the southern half of the coastline is slowly sinking (on the east coast, at the rate of half a centimetre a year). This and the constant action of the wind and sea results in a rapidly eroding and moving coastline. The rocks that crumble from the cliffs at Fairlight are slowly ground down to shingle and sand which is moved along the coast through a process known as longshore drift to end up at Dungeness.

Etching is one of the oldest and most satisfying forms of printmaking and in the hands of a expert can deliver intricacies of line and tone unrivalled by any other printing process.
Etchings are the prints produced by etching an image on a copper or zinc plate, using acid, filling the textures of the image with ink and then printing it on to paper by running it through a heavy press

COLIN BAILEY
ARTIST & PRINTMAKER
Beachscapes
Etchings
BEACHSCAPES - LIMITED EDITION ETCHINGS (1993-04)
Beachscapes of the East Sussex coast.
EVEN KEEL
Limited edition etching  
6” x 9” Edition of 50
Unframed: £80
BREACH
Limited edition etching  
6” x 9” Edition of 50
Unframed: £80
TIME AND TIDE
Limited edition etching  
6” x 9” Edition of 50
Unframed: £80
TIME AND TIDE AGAIN
Limited edition etching  
6” x 9” Edition of 50
Unframed: £80
RYE BAY GROYNES 2
Limited edition etching  
6” x 9” Edition of 50
Unframed: £80
RYE BAY GROYNES 1
Limited edition etching  
6” x 9” Edition of 50
Unframed: £80
STICKS AND STONES
Limited edition etching  
6” x 9” Edition of 50
Unframed: £80
Rye Bay covers an area of 91 square kilometres in eastern East Sussex. It follows the valleys of the Rother, Tillingham and Brede rivers from the Cinque Port towns of Rye and Winchelsea. To the  the west of the bay is the historic coastal town of Hastings and Fairlight cliffs, to the east is Romney Marsh and Dungeness. The beach along this stretch of the coast is mainly shingle (apart from Camber sands) and characterised by the rows of timber groynes that hold back the pebbles. Pounded by the waves and the action of the shingle these splintered, faded and rust stained groynes  almost develop into individual sculptures.
Hastings, Rock a Nore, Fairlight, Winchelsea beach, Rye, Camber, Rye Bay and Dungeness
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