• Empty grave
  • 'Young female, died 5-8-2015' (detail), graphite rubbing from migrant's grave, 60 x 42 cm, 2016
  • 'No.19, male, died 5-8-2015' (detail), graphite rubbing from migrant's grave, 60 x 42 cm, 2016
  • 'No.13', graphite rubbing from unidentified migrant's grave, 42 x 60 cm, 2016
  • No.60, unidentified migrant's grave, 2016
  • 'No.60', graphite rubbing of unidentified migrant's grave (detail), 60 x 42 cm, 2016
  • F4 N 125, African female, died 18-6-2007, 2016
  • 'F4 N 125', unidentified migrant's grave, graphite rubbing from unidentified migrant's grave, 42 x 60 cm, 2016
  • No. 170, unidentified migrant's grave, 2016
  • 'No. 170', graphite rubbing from unidentified migrant's grave, 42 x 60 cm, 2016
  • N 46904, unidentified migrant's grave, 2016
  • 49, unidentified migrant's grave, 2016
  • Mass grave of unidentified migrants, 2016
  • Field of unidentified migrant's graves, mostly children, 2016
  • 'Al haj Saeed Aeed', migrants' boat, 2017
  • 'King of the Sea', migrants' boat, 2017
  • 'God's Protection', migrants' boat, 2017
  • Work in progress on migrants' boat, 2017

The Countless project was funded by the Arts Council 'Grants for the Arts' programme.

The project includes a series of graphite rubbings made from the graves of unnamed migrants who died whilst trying to reach Europe by boat. Migrants' graves are usually marked with numbers rather than names as the majority of their bodies remain unidentified.

In addition to the grave rubbings are grapite rubbings of the names painted on the sides of migrants' boats. Migrants' boats are usually marked with the name of the boat owner or religious phrases such as 'In God We Trust'. 

The Countless project also includes found objects and photographic and film footage from the cemeteries and boatyard.

I have recently published an article on the subject of art & migrant deaths at sea - Reframing the debate: The art of Lampedusa for 'Crossings: Journal of Migration and Culture' (2016). 

The article can be read here: Reframing-the-debate-the-art-of-lampedusa