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Spencer Finch

Spencer Finch
The Colour of Water, 2011

This was a two part piece during Folkestone Triennial 2011: Flags were hoisted in Christ Church Gardens, Sandgate Road, CT20 2BW, and a now permanent colour-wheel along The Leas Promenade lower path between the end of Clifton Crescent and The Grand hotel approx CT20 2XL

Like an Impressionist painter, Finch observed the everchanging tone and colour of the Channel over several weeks throughout 2010. This resulted in a palette of 100 variants of sea colour, which was used to dye 100 flags. Each morning throughout the Triennial, a sea-coloured flag was chosen and hoisted at midday. Its colour determined daily by matching the sea’s with one from Finch’s large colour-wheel, installed just below the western end of main Leas Promenade.


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