drawing and photography
I have taken several sequences of photographs oriented towards the window in my studio. I have always been conscious of the many levels of distance from this vantage point – foreground, mid-ground and background vistas reminiscent of the pictorial space of traditional landscape painting and the drawing underlying it.
The photographs exist in a variety of contexts and formats (printed, virtual and moving imagery). However, I also think of them as sitting midway between photography and drawing – both from the point of view of method ("photogenic drawing"), and content (tracing the sun's arc).
16 drawings (notes to self) was exhibited alongside its related video and photographs at the MA by Project Degree Show, University of the West of England, 2012.
100 drawings was shown at Bisensual, UWE postgraduate artist exchange with Bergen National Academy of Arts, Bergen, Norway, 2012.
Footlights is a series of stills from xxiv, my original 24-minute video.
 WH Fox Talbot: The Pencil of Nature; 1844
White Noise 3:4 is the first in a set of three made in 2002 using permanent marker on boards where dots from the marker tip traversed the board in rows from top to bottom and left to right – imitating the point of light in an analogue cathode-ray tube. I wanted to make some 'white noise' by hand and to see if an image emerged if I kept on working until the marker ran out before picking up a fresh one.
36 screens is an assembly of 36 individual drawings on boards made in a similar way but with vertical strokes over a horizontally brushed surface (cross-hatching), rather than dots (pixels) on a smooth one.
None of these images provided a ready image or story of course, and clearly there were no 'play' buttons to get things going. However, the imagery had narrative potential I felt, so I went on to explore the method. And some stories.
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