The expressive medium of charcoal has been
used to capture the scale,
form and mood of the Wiltshire
landscape work. The largest drawing, ‘Mere
Down’ - a panorama of 305cm x 76cm, invites
you to walk into the vista and
was made to create a sense of
place and a setting for the other Mere
Down images in an exhibition
at The South London Art Gallery.
The later drawings, which explore
ideas about the immensity and mass of space, touch,
mapping boundaries, build up of energy, tension
and release, and about ways of seeing, are sometimes
made with charcoal alone, or a combination of this
Drawings from the 100 ‘Exploring Boundaries’ series
were made to push the boundaries
of working on a 10.5cm x 20cm
card, in addition to expressing
energy, tension and release.
Much of this later work was made
by drawing with the fingertips,
in an almost sculptural attempt
to 'feel' the way through the spacial
field being explored.
The ‘Blindfold’ and ‘Touch Space’ series
of drawings were works made in relation to paintings
that explored ways of expressing sensations that
cannot be ‘seen’. They use unconventional
methods of working that physically
layer the experience, as in a palimpsest.