Friday, 24 July 2015

Olympic Twilight

A view from Hackney Wick across towards the Olympic Park at Stratford London.

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Itinerant Observations

Responding to the travel writing of Nicolas Bouvier's The Way of the World, the series of drawings are based upon a journey across Iran in the 1950's. I was interested in the traveller's half glimpse visions of cities, flickering scenes of architecture viewed across the landscape, impressionistic in tone of partially remembered cities and colours. Using archival reference material of palaces and gardens, I used seeped-out colours to depict transitory memories. The ink of the felt tip pens used will naturally be affected by the light in time, not unlike chemical-based photography - the drawings are not entirely fixed. The compositions of lines create tonal shapes that interplay with representation and abstraction, to make the drawings transparent, almost ethereal, yet recognisable.
First appeared in The Itinerant Illustrator exhibition at Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore India 2014.
Published in BEAT 6: The Eland Edition by Heart Artists' Agent 2015 ISBN 978-0-9546383-6-8