‘By day it was bacchanalian, at dusk otherworldly’
Parklife: Danielle and Iyanna, 2020, by Sophia Spring
I began my series Parklife, a love letter to London’s green spaces, back in 2019, but with a baby daughter and commissioned work to juggle, found little time to focus on it. Last summer, as all my professional work completely disappeared and the world came to a standstill, was a perfect time to pick it up again.
The River Lea runs through Hackney marshes, in London. During the day, the area felt bacchanalian – lots of flesh, music and drinking – but at dusk,