2008 – 2018
OBSERVATIONS – training in attentiveness

As contemporary culture accelerates, peripheral vision is narrowing and attention spans are diminishing. As a quiet resistance to this rapid image culture ‘Observations’, a body of work made over a ten-year period, investigates the slow process of attunement and the decelerating effects of nuance. Paintings and prints document transient events – studies of dusk light, ground shadows, sunlight movements and atmospheric distance. Exploring the sensitive magnitudes of human perception these works recorded an intimate relation to distant things.

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OBSERVATIONS – field sites


DRAWING – ongoing

I am interested in drawing as a generative and speculative act. I want to interrogate where a drawing is going. Ideas of continuum, rotation, progression and motion give drawing a future oriented trajectory – an unfolding potential. By following some internal impetus of growth or movement, can a drawing be autonomous, be infinite?

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