My practice explores the dialogue between walking and drawing. ‘The Song of the Path’ prints are inspired by paths that resonate with me.
As a travelling artist, my practice explores the dialogue between walking and drawing. I seek out landscapes from which I can physically combine my disciplines of drawing and printmaking, carrying forward the work drawn on my travels back in my studio. For me, pausing to draw whilst out walking is a way of locating myself in the landscape. I work fluidly and build an image up in layers then select which ones I want to make prints from using a printing press in my workroom. It is a quiet, gradual process – usually working with lino that I cut into, making separate colour blocks and experimenting placing them in varying sequences. I print on paper and only in small print runs as I want to keep the sense of something made by hand. A recent theme: ‘The Song of the Path’ is inspired by paths that resonate with me: a golden yellow path; threadlike paths weaving an angular form down a hillside; a drifting tidal path. I have started to experiment with etching lino and the freer textural marks give a more flowing translation of a drawing and remind me of paths that sing out of the hillside itself.
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