Notebooks

My notebooks are site specific works, taken with me on my travels and made anywhere there is time to work, in a plane, in a car, while sitting on the sofa at home. The books document a thought process and because the ink in the pens I use often seeps through the paper, there is a reference to the drawing made on the page that came before. In doing so, a continuous narrative develops through each book. At times, I layer so much ink that the page becomes sodden, the moisture eating away at the paper to create holes which I then use as part of the work, creating windows throughout the book. The notebooks act as journals and I work on them parallel to my studio practice. By doing this, they expose my process and allow me to lose myself in a meditative moment – they are small and intimate, and act as an extension of me.