“X’ – Shadows – Graphite on paper, 2019. 42 x 59 cm
My work is about shadows, light and fleeting moments.
I am trying to reach the space I can’t quite see and to do so in the best possible way. I take an empty space in front of me and weave, shape and conjure marks to change the space into something new. The tools I have are my head, heart and hands … one or other of these leads the way. The marks change expression through the energy I give to the line from a fineness that comes from holding a breath, a pressure that digs into the paper and a speed that skims the surface leaving the mark to chance.
When the process of observing the world around me, particularly the abstract, combines with my inner landscape it creates an energy and present moment that reaches out leaving it’s footprint for all to see.