Exploration of drawing as a cognitive and reflexive process using a variety of mediums, ink, watercolour and graphite to explore mark making strategies and to incorporate digital media as a source for further spacial and gestural investigation.
The work is informed by post-expressionist influences with references to everyday elements like clouds, plants, found objects and biomorphic organisms as part of a collection of things.
The visual thinking process is achieved through a physical connection with the surface, an intimate personal engagement which is then further explored by movement within the landscape. The drawings occupy an ambitious space, a piece of an object or thing revealed, a hybrid of imagery that connects to the way we remember and connect thoughts and ideas. It’s a dialogue of interpreting and reflecting, making sense of all the forces of digital invasion and through paring it down, erasing and adding, arriving at some essential recognition that offers a space that seems to make sense.
Walking as a means of exploring and discovery is central to the development of the work, building on the emotional and physical geography of place and involving the full sensorium.