The Painted Landscape
These pictures are records of interventions in the natural landscape. Originally inspired by the brief for an exhibition, Borderlines at Cley19. They quickly became my main response to landscape and the environment.
Often our experience of the environment is as a spectator, an outside viewer. These pictures are the result of my search for a response, some way of being part of the world and a way to mark my passing, not as a possession or tied to me, but fleetingly in the world.
These are responses that mark the topography of the world in all its temporary and passing wonder. They are images of the articulations and joints in the world, the borderlines and edges where one thing becomes another, even when there is no gap or specific point where the change takes place.
(The paint I use is non-toxic and, where it isn't possible to remove it completely, it soon dissolves into the world.)