The discovery of an object left buried in the ground is endlessly intriguing. It has built up material and broken down again and been on a journey through the landscape. The object and the landscape both leave a mark on each other, a trace of themselves. A positive and negative relationship I enhance through material explorations.
I am interested in archaeological digs and the change of materials over time. My own observational walks inform me, collecting found objects and taking photographs of aged surfaces.
I categorise this research into two groups: additions and subtractions, or build-up and break-down. This helps me to develop groups of pieces responding to each other.
The imprint is important in my project and this becomes part of the work, as it exists together with the final piece to tell a story of the lifecycle of an object.