Walking and Falling Des Marche Gallery Aubusson
Shown in 2016 In France this drawing was made from a photographic visit to a gravel quarry near to the new A9 on the way to Montpellier. From these photos I then worked on this large drawing in charcoal of the overall view of the quarry.
The threads were added later and made the drawing attach itself into the space of the gallery. They were a kind of reference to the number of birds I saw drinking in the gravel pits that had filled with water.
The addition of the threads ( which were walking lace ties ) gave it a narrative and a physical presence in the gallery. They acted as a retainer for the image and a barrier and were attached with map pins on to the wooden floor of the gallery.
Hand coloured Double printed etching on Zerkal Paper. These were made at around the same time from a visit to a disused greenhouse. The shifting of the etching allowed for a displacement of the spaces within. This is a recurring theme in my work – full and empty at the same time they represent a narrative about our consumption of nature . My interest in Greenhouses is on going.