Journeys Of Varying Lengths

ARTIST STATEMENT

Life is a collection of journeys both long and short, internal and external. The series work consists of twenty monoprints made whilst travelling during the last year. Detailing of pen over and around the painted islands of gouache replicates the nature of travelling and documents the pathways taken.

Using a monoprint base of gouache applied directly from the tube, a basic map is established and the process of pen embellishment then begins with no evident ending in sight. Application of materials mirrors the travel experience; time consuming repetition, delays requiring problem solving and decision making, the opportunity to become absorbed and get lost in the colours, shapes and patterns of the surroundings as you pass by.