August 8 - 11th: New works on paper: "Slumps"

Because of the unhappy events in Suide, there was an opportunity to develop some large scale works on paper. Some of these artworks relate to my travels over the past few years, and others are derived from museum & gallery visits in this country and overseas. The "Slumps" are an interesting departure for me, and relate to some existing research of mine (EPSRC - Bridging the Gaps)exploring "eye tracking".

 My July visit to Venice to the Biennale was the catalyst for some additional landscapes to add the extensive body of work on mine exploring urban landscapes, and how we (the viewer) track ways of seeing.

My July visit to Venice to the Biennale was the catalyst for some additional landscapes to add the extensive body of work on mine exploring urban landscapes, and how we (the viewer) track ways of seeing.

 61 x 420cm

61 x 420cm

 My participation in the ISC Sculpture Conference in October 2016 allowed me to explore the connections between the historic industrial legacies of Corby (UK) and Pittsburgh (USA). The blast furnaces in PA were truly amazing and resulted in a series of new works on paper - "Slumps"

My participation in the ISC Sculpture Conference in October 2016 allowed me to explore the connections between the historic industrial legacies of Corby (UK) and Pittsburgh (USA). The blast furnaces in PA were truly amazing and resulted in a series of new works on paper - "Slumps"

 Similarly, the enormous shipyards in Fuzhou, China, allowed me access to a vibrant working environment, with the tussle & bustle of dockyard activity that helped create this "Slump"

Similarly, the enormous shipyards in Fuzhou, China, allowed me access to a vibrant working environment, with the tussle & bustle of dockyard activity that helped create this "Slump"