My practice over the years has focused on the concept of the voyage, its transformations, attachments and associations, especially when place interconnects with memory and identity.
The work is a result of a residency in the Blue Mountains where I visited unprotected sites that are under threat from coal mining, where the invisible underground mining can crack old stone pagodas in the Garden of Stones and stop water feeding the downstream landscape. I call this body of work “Fissures”, the marks left in the landscape.
The river embodies an emblematic metaphor for the very notion of my journey, its mood and the nature of its penetration of the landscape. The drawings of the water patterns, formed by the flow of the river, represent a form of writing expressing an array of emotional responses through pattern, composition and form.
Guest Artist at the “Museum d’Histoire Naturelle” in Le Havre, France, for an exhibition in 2020. Project: Botanical Journey.
Museum d'Histoire Naturelle, Le Havre, France
La Collegiale Saint-Pierre la cour, Le Mans, France
9th Douro Biennale,
10 August – 31 October 2018