ARTIST STATEMENT

 

My drawings evoke landscape and geological processes. They are process-driven and recall features and atmospheric events that I have seen in the landscape. These features can be recalled on a macro and on a micro level: the drawings can both harken back to the landscapes that I walked and allude to patterns on the surfaces of stones or other objects that I have picked up on my trips. My drawings are continuous surfaces—visual fields—which can be observed at full range and at close proximity. The process of making the work together with the projection of memory (mine and that of the viewer) plays key roles in the construction and in the encounter with the work. Individually, we make sense of the world based on our own experiences. This familiarity that allows for these associations to emerge as I make the drawings is developed by physically engaging with my materials as well as the places that I visit. The memories I have of landscapes from different places that I have visited, or have looked at in photographs or in satellite imagery, have a strong influence on the associations that I make when I view something for the first time. By navigating a space on foot and through the act of drawing, I am able to call upon these associations to make sense of what I am encountering in the landscape or on the surface of my paper.