The central question of my practice is how can I use drawing to record the sounds I hear, where they are in relation to myself and how this changes over time? I’ve found that ideas from within music theory start to answer these questions. The music score creates a graphic structure for me to place my more abstract marks upon. Scores naturally suggest the forward movement of time and depending on how I structure them, can also be used to map the positioning of the sounds I hear.
My drawing process starts by placing myself in the landscape and using a process of automatic mark making to record what I hear. I place myself (literally or figuratively) at the centre of the scores and map out the sounds around me. I want people to engage with the musicality of my drawings, to imagine how they may sound and experience the total immersion I feel when making my work in the landscape.
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