Map Inspired Gallery
Maps are a significant part of the way I experience the landscape: visualising where I want to go, navigating through it, recording my journeys. For me, maps invoke memories – of past walks and past experiences. At the same time they provide the means to plan new walks, or re-imagine old ones.
My work aims to express the fragments of remembered views and experiences built up by travelling through my local landscape. I also highlight my concerns about the ecology of the areas I travel through and their fragile nature.
Although I am using metal in my sculpture – a markedly permanent material – I harness chance by using wood or thin wax originals in my castings to create imperfect and fractured pieces, mirroring the impermanence and vulnerability of the environment around me.