‘Arrival of Departure’ is a series of charcoal drawings investigating the manipulation of an archaic material through expressive mark making. I have adopted an unconscious, automatic drawing method to confront and explore beyond terrestrial boundaries, a theme investigated further through a series of finely detailed intaglio etchings with a focus on womanhood and beings of horror.
Expressive methodologies and monochrome palette have created an entry point into a liminal creative in both series of works. In the nature of Surrealism, my mark making has become a mapping of the unconscious and a reflection of the body and mind. Historical precedents for my work include Rimmington, Fini, Redon, Goya, Bosch and Carrington, along with early German Expressionism, Surrealism and Neo-Expressionism. Further combined with paradigms transpired from gothic and romantic movements, these multiple drawing methods have equipped me with knowledge and understanding of my process and myself as an artist.