TRACING THE SEASONS [AND RELATED WORKS] 1996>
This ongoing series of works is central to my career. I visited a number of Neolithic sites in Britain in 1995 which re enforced my interest in exploring connections between past and present and inceased a sence of identity. As a result I began reading texts on archaeology, in particular by Richard Bradley, Frances Pryor, Chris Tilley and Mike Pitts.
The paintings bring together a range of interests and infuences. The mark making approach was infuenced by seeing people doing rubbings at Wells Cathedral - connecting with and revealing the past through a very basic process. The geometric structure, while referencing cosmological theories presented in the reading I was doing, are applied to my own situation - places where I live or which are important to me. The series has a number of sub series exploring various ideas around the passage of time, place and the human place within the continuum.
There are many more images to be added to this folder and related images can be found in subsequent folders.