PSYCHOGEOGRAPHIES I am interested in the psychogeographic interactions between people and place; by which I mean the effect of place on the behaviour and emotions of individuals and groups, and the equal and opposite effect that people have on a place. I am particularly interested in the romanticisation of geography and humanity as an inevitable feature of the landscape. In the observation of small moments, wider world events can be reflected.
These works are palimpsests: layers upon layers, which come to represent the strata of time, or memory, or experience. Partially obliterated, rewritten and overwritten, with glimpses of other places, other times still partly visible. These layers carry the ability to fracture or distort, providing subtle visual inconsistencies, leading to a sense of dis-ease, something off-kilter, imperfect, or dreamlike. A world viewed through a cracked lens, allowing for a certain sense of timelessness and placelessness - even in the most specific of commonly recognized locations or experiences. This allows for wider experience to be extrapolated. In these layers lie the imprint of lives led, traces left, memories half recalled, a sense of place that is felt rather than remembered.
“Multi-dimensional works are created that challenge our fixed notions of time and place: this is a metaphysical, psycho-geographical interpretation of accepted notions of contemporary landscape art.”
As an interdisciplinary artist, I currently work at the intersection of trad and digital media: painting, drawing, photography and exploratory digital creation strategies. My working process is a fusion of media and layers. I use and regard digitally captured images as simply another medium - like oil paint or charcoal - to be used and layered in the same way as any other.