Boundless energy, abundance of joy and childhood freedoms; running and playing, memories of laughter carried on the wind, the water; flying kites, running on sand, swimming in becks, rivers and seas.
Memory embodied into physical making; reactivating gestures, marks, punctuations recalling encounters with/in the world - being outside with the wind howling around me, debris/leaves swirling; running across different terrain, sometimes falling, slipping being sucked into the mud; hiding in the grass, swimming in oceans, lochs, rivers; touching, feeling, sensing, almost belonging - using paint and wire and plaster - things that have multiple uses, things that have been used, that come into the world naturally or manufactured. I choose to leave the marks of my passage, my making, just as those marks have been left on/within me through my encounters. I am embedded in these forms.
EMBEDDED IN THE FLESH OF THE WORLD: AND LAUGHTER TUMBLED AROUND ME
Oil and re-used mirrored glass on canvas in white wood floater frame; w 44 x h 34 x d 4.5 cm