Change

This collection of loosely related images are Field Notes beginning to become as written text and correspondence. They seem to originate from earlier treatments of the landscape and marks seen much more closely, such as the dried and overlaid Summer grasses or stooks of hay. 

The language upon the work acts not only as a 'riff' for the drawing, but as a step off point for consideration, ideally with just enough direction to get started on a journey.

In this case the image texts, in two separated parts, read;

'relating to the upheavals that occur'

'Some people like change, almost to the point of restlessness; others prefer long term stability.'

The central portion of the image is created from a field of overlayered coloured and directional strokes. There is also the inclusion of a collaged Australian postage stamp, which gives an indication of orientation.

These particular texts were discovered in a Business English textbook that I was lecturing from and referred to a completely different version of change than the one inferred by this image, with its overarching theme of travel and movement in life landscapes. Recent works have often begun as riffs on such randomly discovered language pathways associated with major research themes

Change  367mm H x 516mm W  Oil, Collage & Mixed Media on Canvas   In progress 2016-18

Change

367mm H x 516mm W

Oil, Collage & Mixed Media on Canvas 

In progress 2016-18

Change (detail)

Change (detail)