'Journey Home 3 & 4'
These pieces record my journey home from a specific point through an area where I spent time exploring the area fully.
'Journey Home 3', 2020
Rust print, burning, gunpowder on paper
'Journey Home 4', 2020
Rust print, thread on paper
They are shown on the map of the area which has been rust-printed onto the paper. On the map the route was burnt into, I have also marked places where I have stopped to look at the view, or taken notice of something in the landscape. I did this by placing piles of gunpowder and burning them in a similar way to ‘Journey Home (1&2)’.
The addition of map backgrounds in these pieces ground them in a specific place, a landscape of fields, tracks and roads. They show where my walking route was open to my whim or confined to a footpath. They make the work more clearly about a walked journey as exploration of a place.