Carving Memories: a new dialect (2018)
Carving Memories: a new dialect develops imagery focussing on observations of organic patterns and forms. The flora of my natural surroundings portrayed in the work captures memories, resonating moments that offer glimpses of my experiences; these are not static but have grown and evolved along with my changing environment. The irregularity of line, form and direction in the piece represent the fluidity of these experiences. Throughout the carving process, the work creates its own language as the play of movement, rhythm and propagation of line work develops its own conversation. This artwork has been selected as a finalist in the Haugensund International Festival for Artistic Relief Print at the Haugensund Art Gallery, Norway.
“Natural scenery employs the mind without fatigue and yet exercises it; tranquilizes it and yet enlivens it; and thus, through the influence of the mind over the body, gives the effect of refreshing rest and reinvigoration to the whole system.” – Fredrick Law Olmstead (American landscape architect) Source: willsul.net
Carving Memories: propagation by roots (2019)