On the floor is a circle of chalk stones from a quarry in Sussex near where I lived. Scarred, worn and broken, and imprinted with information, each stone and fragment bears its own unique history as it continues to change and disintegrate.
The b/w laserprints are hoarded scraps gathered from my own past work – memories of fossils, galaxies, field and hedgerow, houses, cliffs and sea, woodland and forest.
I hand picked each individual chalk piece from the quarry myself. As I worked, I discovered numerous fossils in forms and patterns found throughout the whole of nature. These patterns are found again on the images that I ‘imprinted’ on to the chalk.
At this time I was particularly interested in notions of stone as repository of memory, like a library.
From a two-person exhibition, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton.
more to follow…