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Project - Conversations about the nature and meaning of landscape

This project was created as an exploration of the nature and meaning of landscape. My approach was to interview a number of well known contemporary landscape painters and to record the conversation and to photograph some of their current work in progress. I was unsure how to develop this work until I shredded 50 old watercolour paintings, and, liking the resulting strips of paint on paper, I created 6 new paintings. These paintings were based on an image from the artist, and parts of our conversation were transcribed onto the strips. The resulting work contained elements of our conversation, my past history and their current work.

They were constructed from the shredded remains of 20 old watercolours which were then collaged into new works. Extracts from