This series of drawings was done using an axe dipped in ink, working intuitively in response to music and the marks, as they develop. The forms and ‘language' of landscape come instinctively. I'm interested in drawing as an embodied practice - the idea of being 'in conversation' with the paper, the axe, the ink, the music.
‘The landscape as I directly experience it is hardly a determinate object; it is an ambiguous realm that responds to my emotions and calls forth feelings from me in turn.’
‘The Spell of the Sensuous’ David Abram
I've been using an axe in my work for a while now - I like the primacy and energy of it - what it stands for as a tool, its history and physicality. I'm interested in the shift of context for its use. The drawings are an improvisation - a response and a translation.