Works on Paper

Watercolour drawings made in the garden echo the flow of words and marks in Wordsworth’s manuscripts. I used a concertina sketchbook to chart these garden rhythms. The format allows time to be an element in the work as it flows across a long piece of paper (70 pages). The folds are sometimes worked across and sometimes act as a natural stop. It is double sided and can be ‘read’ in any direction. The nature of the book means that associations and links can be made across time, as one page happily falls open next to another which might have been painted 2 months before.

Watch a short video I recorded with the Wordsworth Trust talking about my time spent in the garden here

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