Since moving away from London in 2004 and living on the Basingstoke Canal in Surrey
I am strongly drawn to and influenced by the potential of water.
Living on the Basingstoke Canal, water and the change of weather feel much more an integral part of our life.
This connection to nature has left an indelible stamp on the work I produce now.
The canal is a never-ending source of wonder; the ponds between the locks are stagnant pools that are sensitive to minute changes in light, wind climate and the seasons. Freezing the motion of water or framing a small part of it, the image becomes an abstraction, of something that exists only for the briefest of moments. There is poetry within the constantly rippling water.

Christiane Zschommler 2015