2014/15

 

Drawing is my passion and helps me make sense of the world. Through the art of drawing I aim to communicate ideas concerning our everyday experience of being consciously present. The focus is on life lived (often obliviously) in constant flux, of change and habit and that which receives our ‘daily inattention’. The ordinary and commonplace makes up the fabric of our lives, yet we give it little or no attention. In contrast these drawings are an act of mindfulness; every detail and imperfection is faithfully transcribed; time is slowed in absorption while hours fly by. Through the meticulous rendering of surfaces, places and spaces and by focusing on a moment, a detail, I hope to provide a space for pause, reflection and haptic awareness of the present, in order to experience everyday reality more intensely.

Recent work has followed months of observation of surface and commuter behaviour at regional and national railway stations. The station for some is an everyday experience and a site of change; the digital platform and platform edge are both in many ways, a precarious line between one condition and another. How many of us pay attention to where we are when we are routinely between places?