About the project
Did you know? There are people underground and there are many of them. This is a culmination of a 2 year long Master's degree research into caves through reportage illustration. Since the summer of 2018, I’ve been following UK’s caving community, recording any cave-related activities with drawing. Sketching on-site (over-ground and underground) becomes a main tool to learning about the community, which simultaneously leads to learning about caves. I output the gathered knowledge into a fully illustrated book '(the) Cave Starter Pack', which explores questions such as: ‘what is a cave?’ ‘why are some of us drawn to caves?’ Through poetry and interactivity, it looks at the science of caves and brings attention to our human presence underground. Its main objective is to intrigue those who don’t know much about caves, as well as invite those who do to take a look at them from a different perspective.
The top image gallery is a selection of drawings done underground; drawn with a pencil, or a china marker on a diving slate. This is an ever-growing collection, which I've been adding to since 2018.
The galley below shows examples of work produced during the two years of research.
Click on the bottom right picture of either gallery to access the rest of it.
OF THE HOLE
Sound album recorded in 3D in caves of the Peak District, UK.
The album is free to listen to, or available for purchase on