86 bricks

A graphite drawing made in 2021 which comprises 86 panels of canvas and paper. Working from images of The Arbroath Cliffs, perspectives and scales have been warped, creating a fiction of a place very familiar to me.

I made this drawing as a way to examine our ubiquitous photography of natural places and the fictions we create by doing so – colours intensified, litter cropped out, perspective warped by lenses and effects. When we visit a place we tend to tailor it to our own ideal, to project our desires into the images we create. In making this work I have tried to embrace this process in as bareface a way as possible – the cracks are visible.

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