I reflect on the idea of work leaving traces within people, communities and the environment. Examining the gap between what we see and what our vision constructs; questioning who sees what; why?; studying impacts of our social constructs of time and space.
Renaissance draughtsmanship inspires me because of its precision, detailed observation and analyses of structures. Taking such figurative detail to abstraction and then pulling back via. the organic balance of nature, that ‘double helix’, provides a tool for me to work the concept in visual terms.
The particular series in the show ‘just SLAG’ took data from satellite images, video footage, film and drawings to form a series of ‘blueprints’ transcribed via paint and ‘precious metals’ to portray the concept of a mobile global slag, and lightly play with questions of value and sustainability.
40 North 109 East (detail)
Oil/mixed media on linen - 120x150cm
Oil, antique copper and gold powder on linen - 120x150cm