Groyne is an extensive body of work that includes video and still images that I continue to produce. These images are of one of a cement groyne that extends into Lake Ontario from Centre Island.  Groynes run perpendicular to shorelines to capture sand and prevent erosion. Four of these were built, I believe, over 100 years ago, although records appear to be lost. I have been recording this landmark for over 20 years and have watched as it has eroded with high water and winter ice. The videos acknowledge the hand of the artist, the lens and vantage point, as I record what happens before the camera. The works reflect my interest in the constant changes in the landscape and the climate crisis, and the dance we have with the elements. 

Copyright 2020, April Hickox
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