These series of drawings are about ownership, improvement, human frailty, interference, and loss...
...Wagtails dip like teenagers' dinghys mid Summer and flashing fish scales...
...all crisp and...the Garden
This is a sketch from a very early period where I was intuitively drawing images of concepts concerning the natural world and in this case channeling a sort of an animistic spirit who caused the rain, or perhaps looked through or out of it with a kind of nondescript omniscient benevolence.
Drawing is a really important component of Arts practice, and it is surprising to find how often a major image comes from a really simple idea captured as such a 'notation.'
Rainbow Warrior Plan
These early simple small sketches were made as a notation in a pocket book during a train journey. They depict the primary source idea for a sculptural drawing made of wire on the lower section, and an idea for a ceramics based work on the upper section...
Drawing For 'Passenger'
I met a lot of dickheads along the way, but I also met some people who were totally on-side.
This is a story about being able to take the passenger seat for a while and still know you are safe.