A series of limited addition postcards depicting the paintings marking the route of the 107 mile walk described in Tom King's book, Thames Estuary Trail, chronicling artist Maria Amidu's enjoyment in discovering both the book and the place. The original paintings can be seen at various locations along the trail.
Watermarks is an actual manifestation of extracts of Tom King’s Thames Estuary Trail: a Walk Round the End of the World, mapping it in a tangible way across the estuary, whilst simultaneously chronicling some of Maria Amidu’s laugh out loud moments when she was reading the book. Maria is also using the chromatic language of each of the eight sites along the walk and their immediate surroundings as her palette for Watermarks, adding another layer to her blending of text with landscape. The idea for Watermarks evolved out of these tongue in cheek words from Tom at the bottom of page 43 (of the first edition) of said book: In 1791, Will [Waight] was buried in Hockley churchyard, about four miles to the north of the Estuary. He lies at his own request, just outside the porch-door… “People have trampled all over me in life, so they might as well do so in death as well”, he declared, sourly.... “Get people to walk all over your memory. That’s the key to immortality,” I told the dog.