'Autobiographical Terrains' MA Degree Show

University of Central Lancashire 09.2010

My work is driven by a fascination with the dramatic tension of fragility and weight in mark making. This manifests itself in use of line and space that holds tactile qualities to suggest imminence of experience, movement and the passing of time.
Sequencing of image is used as a device for the presentation of short instances captured, as a metaphor for the fragmentary experience of memory.

Books are the foundation of my practice, whether keeping journals and sketchbooks or reading novels or text books. The intimate space of the page is where a fathoming of experiences and observations takes place.
This body of work references the book form, and has been developed through exploration of the medium of etching to explore landscape as an autobiographical equivalence.