Much of Graham Patterson's work refers us to the coastline which has helped make him. A horizon line moves across the field of vision; it is the horizontal axis against which he stands. A clear delineation of space, in terms of horizontal and vertical will draw attention to the apparent weightlessness of what may occur within it. In an age of casual 'deconstruction', it is perhaps worth emphasising that the work of one so intensely and lovingly concerened with meaning and specificity of place is essentially constructive.
Extract from 'The Edge of Meeting' 2000. Copyright the estate of Michael Thorp