In essence Waterworld is intended to be a visual allegory, to be viewed and interpreted possibly in the same way the nightmarish painting ‘Garden of Earthly Delights’ by Hieronymus Bosch was in the 1500’s. This enigmatic triptych, loaded with well know symbols and codic moments presented in its time a clear moral message. More recently Leonardo Di Caprio used this painting in his environmentally focused film ‘Before The Flood’ to emphasize how humanity today is charged with a huge moral responsibility to conserve and protect our planet, save we unleash upon ourselves the same nightmare depicted in the third panel of Bosch’s painting.

Waterworld is a statement referenced to the worlds polluted waterways, and intends to prompt us to consider the moral and environmental consequences of mangrove habitat loss, continued fouling of the worlds oceans and rivers.

My approach is to seek out anomalies within these environments which when viewed through the carefully selected lens (I have chosen one focal length for the entire project- NO PHOTOSHOP RETOUCHING) result in a warped sense of scale and my intention is to create the illusion that we are witness to a medieval world reminiscent of a Tolkien novel. A depleted world where robed tribes fight for survival.

By looking at reality I’m creating the illusion of an imaginary world, where it’s characters are immersed in a struggle for survival, as the ‘inundated realm’ they inhabit threatens their survival. Within this liquid morass the ‘tribes’ constantly wander in pursuit of a better, dryer life. In tandem to this they quarrel. There are wars! There is struggle. Ultimately I'm using the innocuous mangrove and focusing on the incongruity of form to drive the message that humanity could end up in a lawless, much depleted terrifying world if we continue on our current trajectory of environmental destruction.


The Towers of Ethane
2015-2017
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The Blue Abyss
2015-2017
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Black Mud Taketh Away
2015-2017
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RICHARD MARK DOBSON Landscape-Waterworld Archival pigment print on 100% cotton rag
Mount Cherusci & Lake Seneca
2015-2017
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Black Delta
2015-2017
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Ogon Buriel #1
2015-2017
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Ogon Buriel #2
2015-2017
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Mud Dragons
2015-2017
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Warlok #1
2015-2017
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Warlok #2
2015-2017
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Warlok #4
2015-2017
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Aftermath of Seiche
2015-2017
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Lost Togan Mother with Child
2015-2017
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The Barbrian Trenches
2015-2017
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The Badlandia Steppes
2015-2017
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Sinkhole. The Badlandia Steppes
2015-2017
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Plains of Vileness #1
2015-2017
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Plains of Vileness #2
2015-2017
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Plains of Vileness #4 Lake Slime
2015-2017
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Labyrinth of Carcinus
2015-2017
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The Dark Valley #1
2015-2017
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The Dark Valley #2
2015-2017
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Togan Masses
2015-2017
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Togan refugees crawl forth hoping to find dryer terrain
2015-2017
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Quagsire Chief
2015-2017
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Auks
2015-2017
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Togan Spy
2015-2017
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Quagsire Women
2015-2017
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The Battle of Ojah Delta #1
2015-2017
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The Battle of Ojah Delta #2
2015-2017
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Towers of Toxicity #1
2015-2017
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Towers of Toxicity #2
2015-2017
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Towers of Toxicity #3
2015-2017
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Toxcity Boradcast Tower (defunct)
2015-2017
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The Soggdland Army #1
2015-2017
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Soggdland #2
2015-2017
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Soggdland #3
2015-2017
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The Crucifix
2015-2017
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The God Idol STYRACIFLUA
2015-2017
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The Fountain of Pity
2015-2017
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The Civic Centre
2015-2017
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Phanagoria # 1
2015-2017
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RICHARD MARK DOBSON Landscape-Waterworld Archival pigment print on 100% cotton rag
Allejan Vallis
2015-2017
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RICHARD MARK DOBSON Landscape-Waterworld Archival pigment print on 100% cotton rag
Allejan Vallis
2015-2017
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Allejan Vallis
2015-2017
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RICHARD MARK DOBSON Landscape-Waterworld Archival pigment print on 100% cotton rag
Ojah Delta
2015-2017
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RICHARD MARK DOBSON Landscape-Waterworld Archival pigment print on 100% cotton rag
Togan Clan
2015-2017
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Toganite Militia #1
2015-2017
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Toganite Militia #2
2015-2017
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Gorge of 1000 Serpents
2015-2017
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Swamped Souls
2015-2017
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RICHARD MARK DOBSON Landscape-Waterworld Archival pigment print on 100% cotton rag
The Trans-Soggland Pipeline
2015-2017
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Robed Boglandian Pilgrims
2015-2017
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Ravaged Ridge
2015-2017
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Grim Peaks
2015-2017
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Boglandian Pilgrims beside Lake Agassiz #2
2015-2017
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Boglandian Pilgrims beside Lake Agassiz #3
2015-2017
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Boglandian Pilgrims beside Lake Agassiz #5
2015-2017
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Vindhya Bridge besdies Lake Agassiz.
2015-2017
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Lake Agassiz
2015-2017
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