From The Bonny Bells (2022), Beetroot Anthotype, 21x30cm.
The anthotype image depicts
heather on Dartmoor National Park from images I’ve collected over the years. Over time I’ve noticed a decline in the plant, which colours the bleak moorland a rich purple in the late summer. Heather is declining and also fading in colour due to the loss of peat bog environments, exacerbated by climate change. The anthotype image will too fade, mimicking the fragility of this species. It will fade with a
slowness that the viewer won’t be able to see - the changes going unnoticed until the image has already gone.
From The Bonny Bells (2022), Beetroot pigmented paper and Giclée print.
Sharp (2021), ‘Easy Carve’ lino prints, 10 × 15 cm each.
A series of linocuts carved from boulders that are notorious for their sharpness when climbing them. The ‘Easy Carve’ lino is held and scraped against the rock by my hands, applying a similar pressure and movement that I would in climbing it. I printed the lino in series of 10 ‘attempts’ - applying pressure using various techniques, all requiring the strength of my body only.
The titles of the prints are named the same as the route name on the boulders.
Death Jug Mantel, Smallacombe Rocks, series of 10 prints.
A Circle Walk around Vixen Tor, Dartmoor (2021), walk via public rights of way, text piece using What3Words coordinates, way points shared online.
What3Words is a digital mapping app that maps 3 x 3 metre squares using a unique combination of three randomised words. The technology is encouraged especially when in need of emergency services in remote areas as it gives a more accurate destination than the numeric coordinate system. The app allows you to plot routes which can be shared between users to navigate areas that may be hard to describe on a map.
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