Despite the appearance of inactivity there has been a lot going on behind the scenes. In between finishing a small commission

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I have been attending meetings, creating plans and attempting to map out my art activity for the next six months.

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A project has changed shape which requires me to go back to the drawing board and get back to the library thumbing through real books!

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I’ve been focusing on photographs of Antarctica by Herbert Ponting and Frank Hurley from the heroic age of Antarctic exploration. But in the process of revisiting their depictions I stumbled upon someone new : George Murray Levick who was a surgeon and zoologist and survivor from Scott’s final expedition. His notebook and photographs feature in the book: A gun for a fountain pen. I didn’t have my library card to borrow it but here are two of my favourite images from the book

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Imagine interacting with such an unknown landscape so boldly.
The next few months are going to be particularly busy with exhibiting a couple of older works as well as creating an entirely new work that will be out doors! Yes, this is a bit of a leap for me and has a whole new set of problem solving and drawing to deal with. And all this will happen inbetween deinstalling and making some new 2D works as well
as a bit of dreaming of some new research directions. Watch this space!

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