The Wall

Hadrian’s Wall stretches across England through the wilds of Northumbria and Cumberland and the cities of Newcastle and Carlisle. It was once the edge of the Roman Empire with an army of people from all over the corners of the empire manning it. The remnants of the Wall and the complex system of supporting towns and forts lay as ruins.

Standing on the edge of Northumberland wilds, the ruins stand as they have for centuries – as if no time has passed. The stasis is not natural though, it has been worked and it must be maintained. An army of people now work to stop its further decay and ruin. Grasses are managed, molehills disturbed, rabbits culled and countless plants are stopped from gaining purchase on the stones. Artist Dawn Felicia Knox, observed the works and archived all that was removed in 2015.