Found natural objects often inform my work – they remind me of a moment or a walk in Orkney’s beautiful landscape or the fresh air blowing in my face or of a childhood memory of place.
I draw from experience, I paint in my studio and when taking photos of landscape I do not refer back to them when creating work. This method of working ensures that I have control over what is seen, it is a true reflection of how I see Orkney. It encourages me to think about the elements, the unique light, sea and landscape. The memory is fixed.
These six works are found natural objects encased in plaster. I see them as sketches. Each one has been placed in a mould with paster poured on top and left to dry. Once dry it is removed from the mould and excavated. The object is framed and fixed.