ON FOOT / ON PAPER / ON THE BENCH
Walking and drawing are integral within my work. The objects and imagery I collect and photograph, later interpreted on paper, are of equal importance as the pieces created from them.
Each act of exploring, drawing and making, produces trace elements which collect on the peripheries of what is primarily in focus – tracks, trails,marks & excesses – evidence of a presence, since removed. This perspective presents new ways of looking along the paths that lead towards and around neglected spaces, at the marks and fragments I am discovering as well as those I am simultaneously leaving behind me.
This collected imagery continuously feeds back into my work, translated directly into my enamel pieces during the technical and sometimes experimental firing process, echoing the transient nature of my subject.