_And Have Them, Too 2011 Ink, gouache, graphite and diamantes on graphic paper
A series of drawings taking its name from Questions of Travel, a poem by Elizabeth Bishop. These drawings focus on man's relationship with the natural world and our desire to explore our environment and explore our humanity.
A society's relationship with it's environment evolves in accordance with it's own development. In stability we look towards the unknown with a sense of aspiration and a desire to transcend beyond our everyday existence. It is the divinisation of nature.1
I am interested how people relate to one another suggesting that this is influenced by how one relates to one’s self. My work looks at the issues of ambition, transcendence and self-persecution and acknowledges the difficulties in dealing with one’s own ego
This desire to become more than what we are, more than just human is comparable to two of humanities defining features; to make art and believe in religion. This is supported by the use of linear and geometric elements, which, reflect man's desire for knowledge and perfection.
The medium of drawing is utilised for its imperfect, incomplete and so, revealing nature, mirroring humanity. This is juxtaposed with linear and geometric elements which reflect man's desire for perfection and the conquest of its world
 Willey, Basil. The Eighteenth Century Background, 1940.