‘Confluence’, was an art installation in the beautiful St Mary Burham church, inspired by the recent archaeological project Finding Eanswythe which explored the life of the Anglo-Saxon, Kentish Royal Saint and granddaughter of Ethelbert, the first English king to convert to Christianity under Augustine.

St Eanswythe is believed to have founded one of the earliest monastic communities in England (c.630AD) on the Bayle, the historic centre of Folkestone. One of the miracles attributed to the princess was that she made water ‘run up-hill’ from the Downs to the Bayle, thereby providing fresh water for the nunnery.

In this collaboration with artist Caroline Bugby, we explored the elemental nature of water and earth, both fragile and fierce.