Focal Point Gallery and Metal announced this public art commission as part of Estuary 2021. Vanishing Point is a two-part installation comprised of a learning center located on Southend Pier and a floating sculpture moored in nearby waters. It considers how the plant life of the Thames Estuary has evolved and responded to a changing climate over millions of years, and how this knowledge might be used as a prediction for a nearing future.
Vanishing Point - Mary Mattingly from New Art Films on Vimeo.
Thank you to Katharine Stout, Hayley Dixon, and Michaela Freeman for guiding the project.