Canvas Walks 2017 – 2019

I had the idea to walk a canvas in 2017 as a way of making a landscape drawing in another manner, one which was linked to activity in the land and which displayed the very essence of what makes that land so. In each walk there is a tension between letting the land make it’s own mark and my desire for a handsome drawing – it is no coincidence my walks take me through iron deposits and blaeberry bushes, yet these desires are smoothed and washed out by rain, sea and stone.

The Tormore and Tjuvika canvases hang together
The Tjuvika (left) and Tormore (right) canvases display the colours of the land in which they were made
In reply to the Tormore canvas, a walk was done at Tjuvika in Norway
As part of the (W)ord project, a canvas was walked several miles on Mull, and hung up in a disused quarry near Tormore
Tormore Canvas (2017)
Etna canvas walk, 2018
Pieces of the drawing come unstuck on Etna
A canvas walk on Mt Etna involved the canvas being torn to shreds
Attempting to imbue as much of the landscape into the canvas as possible, moss and seaweed are rubbed into the surface
My first walked canvas in Ardnamurchan (2017)
Along with walking the canvas, a series of wind powered drawings were set up over the course of a week
close-alt close collapse comment ellipsis expand gallery heart lock menu next pinned previous reply search share star