For me, following a map, walking through glens and up steep slopes made me wonder… how was this landscape formed? The more I thought about this question, the more it overwhelmed me, I needed a deeper understanding.
I began reading about geology, studying topographical and geological maps, becoming even more overwhelmed by the enormity of it all. How tectonic plate movement, igneous intrusions, sedimentary layers and glacial erosion shaped the landscape I see before me, is fascinating.
There is a long history of common ground between mapmaking and landscape art, both represent and communicate the space around us.
The complex colours and shapes of geological maps, revealing the often hidden stories of the structures of the earth beneath our feet. I am compelled to tell these stories and communicate these vast and complicated landscapes through my work.
If you see me in the mountains, stop and say hello!