GALLERY 57 PAPER : A series of etchings I Can Still Hear You

Research output: Non-Textual OutputExhibition

Abstract

The conversation for the series of etchings began with visits to the Sound Mirrors. I have wanted to stand next to the Sound Mirrors at Denge on Romney Marsh in Kent. Giant concrete structures are hidden in a desolate and austere Landscape, only being able to have access a couple times a year by their custodians for the public to experience up close the redundant sculptural structures. They were the birth of radar, concrete listening ears invented to aid the early warning of enemy planes. These
I began with drawing, often rapidly. I will make numerous visits to the same place, in different seasons, weather and light. The repetitive fieldwork enables the place to be revealed alongside a broader context for the work. The layers of complexity become a palimpsest as earlier drawings are reworked like an etching plate, redrawn on top. These initial sketches act as departure points for more complex ideas and a remapping of my journeys. These sketches are the basis for ideas and multi layered conversations about how we navigate place and space.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2020

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Keywords

  • Printmaking
  • Etching

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