Most of these Arrangements of found and cast materials represent sea and coastlines. Others speak of collection and repetition.
Recent pieces were created for As Coastline is to Ocean and will continue into 2020 to mark Scotland’s Year of Coasts & Waters. Many display a contrast between dark and light, in reference to the albedo effect, in which disappearing sea ice makes way for larger areas of heat-storing sea.
These works present unlikely combinations of materials. Pinned receipt slips become a kinetic relief of moving water; cast salt and torn papers become aerial coastlines; crumpled papers become dappled sea surfaces; 35mm films upended to display their sprocket-holes become layered waves; wrapped Super-8 films become a nocturne; wooden offcuts resemble dried-out patchwork landscapes from above…
In the rare cases where paint is used, it’s not traditional oil or watercolour as in previous projects, but solar-reflective or light-absorbing paint.