Drawn to irregularities within the landscape as a result of natural processes; a jagged edge, a rugged surface, a craggy shape, an uneven texture, a curved line, I am interested in the physical characteristics of landforms. Recent explorations have focused on the geology of Shetland, looking at its extensive coastline and dramatic rock formations.

 

Repetition is consistent throughout my practice, in an attempt to capture a sense of time, through the process of making the work itself, reflecting on my own recurrent movement of walking in the landscape, and in reference to the geological time scale.

 

‘Place’ is an important undercurrent. The different experiences encountered with each place visited and revisited, the personal connections through my family history, evidence of deep rooted traditions offering a view into the past, overlapping with the present, and the significance of the place names in identifying with each location.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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