Statement 

 A Walk Towards the Heath, Study III

A Walk Towards the Heath, Study III

The journey is more important than the destination. My practice is a visual diary for my investigation into the natural landscapes I walk through, following an undetermined path of exploration. The works are both a starting point and end result; they take me places and inspire me, fuelled by my curiosity and continual observation of the organic world. Physically and mentally beginning with a walk, I investigate connections within nature. Developing intuitively, my artwork becomes a poetic form of knowledge, opening a new perspectives in the landscapes I encounter.  

 The concept of walked paths, drawn lines and the organic movement in the environment, overlap physically and conceptually in my pieces. Everything in the landscape exists in an intricate network, there is no beginning and no end. In my work, this interconnectivity is influenced by my experience, perspectives and ideas taken from the landscape and explored through a variety of mediums and techniques. In the studio I experiment with the materials around me, adding pencil, pastel, bark, carbon paper, and more, and play with the effects of the marks they make. In this way I am exploring how they react together in a search for the texture of the organic.