Catching Fire is based on the fishermen’s nets that were once a daily part of Folkestone life.
These long nets were coated in boiled linseed oil and could spontaneously combust.
This piece is a reminder of those dramatic moments.
Catching Fire was hand knotted from fuse cord.
Hung near the old Drying Grounds, it was ignited at nautical twilight,
The scorch marks left a poetic record of the event and of the pattern
of the Catching Fire net itself, recalling those previous nets from Folkestone's past.
Gunpowder fuse used in the Net resonates with Folkestone’s past as a significant site in the history of the WW1