Mapping my walks, following my nose and related guides such as https://www.ceiriogvalleyshow.org.uk/ceiriog-valley/afon-ceiriog/ – a series of interconnecting peregrinations and scrambles, tracing the land’s contours, tracking rivers to their source, musing and mapping, collating mages & sounds, creating assemblages (visual conversations made from objects and materials – stuff – I find along my way) and of course chats with folk (and other creatures) I encounter, along the way over the year 2021, starting in January. Let’s see what transpires.
In this work, I have taken the idea of conduit and juxtaposed with references to geometrical laws associated with western ideas around the production of space/composition etc., The happy collisions with my random thoughts about the everyday, about the idiosyncratic, allow for new pattens to emerge from the collage process.
These smaller works I make are as much about the abuttment between the visual signs and the gap, as much as the components themselves. I often work alone but equally in collaboration as with this piece as we have spent much time together, as a family, in lock down and (paradoxically) it has been quite a creative period for us.