Life of Stones - new solo show
I am putting on a short show of the drawings I made in Shetland. This trip in May 2016 was funded by the University Bartlett Endowment. The drawings are all 150c150 cm on fabriano paper made directly at the sites.
Further information on the gallery website here
This is my artist's statement about the work
"I am interested in the relationship between an objective, scientific understanding of the world and the inner subjective, felt experience. At archaeological sites the quest for scientific knowledge meets the romance of never knowing (but always wondering). The scientific approach appears to offer truth and yet it can be at odds with how we feel. I have been looking for ways to bridge this gap. Rather than thinking of subjects and objects I am beginning to wonder if I should instead think of a series of intertwining narratives – in this case the narratives include: my life, the paper and crayons, the weather, ancient people, and the history of the stones".
The drawings can be seen on this site here
Alongside my gestural drawings I am showing archaeological drawings from the CANMORE archive:
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