I walk a lot, constantly collecting discarded material such as bones, twisted branches, string, rope, and any other treasures that come into my path. When I find castoff and broken items, I think about the life of the object and how I can transform and extend its existence.
Alongside my daily stride, I seek new ways to explore how to make marks. To do this I often abandon traditional drawing and painting techniques in search of new methodologies which connect the drawing experience to a fundamental need to make marks.
I used to bind many of my tools with nature dyed fabrics. I did this to connect with nature and to consume less. I also like the colour and smell of natural dyes.
I love arranging my mark making tools. This reminds me of a shed when the tools are hanging up and in an order the user understands. Sometimes there is a relationship to the objects and why they are placed near each other.
My mark making tools are special to me, precious objects and treasures.