Interrupted Landscapes

Interrupted landscapes 2014/15 My preoccupation in working with landscape is always about the relationship between decay and growth /Disaster and re ordering Many of these drawings use real events of a catastroohic nature – observed at a distance through technology. Overlayering one event ontop of the other in the case of Cardbaord City below – where the boxes sent to help the survivors also form a cityscape themselves , then

Turning sea / turning

  Turning Sea/ turning A small series of etchings and mono prints exploring the idea of the impossibility of control and return to states of static – These mono prints and etchings are  fragments really of an idea of the infinite and come form the seires of work I made about the japan Tsunami and the debris floating in the Atlantic. Since compleating that series I have been looking at terratories

sea

The Sea – This is a recurring theme in my work – It is a point where movement and the ungraspable world start. Also a boundary where one effects the other – carrying away debris from disasters  or evidence of  mans footprints on the land. The changing nature of it and the discorse surrounding its romanticism and sublime nature keeps re defining the sea  for me as a subject matter.

Japanese Tsunami conference

  Etching detail Boundary 2012 Japanese Conference at Kings College London  – Meeting with the organiser today about curating a show around this conference which will take place in Nov 2012. Interesting to work with academics and get a military perspective on the trauma and emotional costs of such a catastrophy. It was the largest deployment of troops rallied in Japan since the second world war to cope with the

Quotes for Today

Caesura – History comes to a head in a moment of disaster,  the time of disaster structures the danger of history. In the almost-no-time of this breakdown, thinking comes to a standstill.  Eduardo Cadava – words of light -These on the photography of history A touching of truth happens when the subject is forced to accelerate beyond its actual self, when it looses itself in contact with what cannot be