In March 2020 the Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing lockdown restrictions provided the opportunity to fully focus my art practice on the expansive inter-tidal marshes and mudflats of Morecambe Bay where I live: a dynamic intertidal area that is subject to rapidly changing conditions. Whilst walking there I began to experiment with movement and duration within my drawing practice. I wanted to express the remarkable transformations that were taking place in the landscape around me. At the same time, I became frustrated with the static, fleeting quality of my photographs, causing me to collage and weave them together to extend the time ‘contained’ within them. All these initial experiments encouraged me to work with video; an art form that was new to me. I made a film with my iPhone because its portability allowed me to respond intuitively to events taking place in the moment. Recording on such a small mobile device felt quite intimate and, at times, the work started to shift tentatively towards performance.
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‘Crossings’, digital video,10:20
‘Walking with shifting channels a universe unfolds’, 56 15 x 21cm line drawings on paper
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