The sea has had a profound influence on the shaping of British history and continues to play a part in our evolving sense of national identity.
It encloses and separates us as a country, and in doing so it symbolically binds us together – as disparate as we are.
In defining a geographical space that is ‘apart’, the sea also begs a series of questions:
What makes us unique? What brings us here? What makes us stay?
The ragged coastline cradles our emotional and physical negotiations with the sea.