Five Walls Gallery, May 2019
New Work is a selection of non-representational drawing and collage from an ongoing series that uses the act of making and drawing as a meditative process. It continues my investigation of materials including paper, fabric, charcoal, ink, pencil and paint. Whilst essentially abstract, the work evokes the landscape: the sky and the sea, plant forms, light and shadows.
Exploring line, surface texture, pattern and repetition, grids emerge and dissolve. Viewed from a distance the works appear minimal and geometric; there is a sense of stillness, quiet and serenity. Closer inspection reveals heavily detailed fragments of delicate line, muted hues, subtle markings and a depth of materiality that divulges the laborious physical processes and repetition experienced during making. Each collage work is patiently created over a period of many weeks, composed of repurposed drawings and etchings.