Both my fellow MA students and collaborators on the Ireland trip have become inspiring and influential. The 'landscape' informs us all but we respond in completely different ways. This mix of responses makes for an extremely diverse but holistic partnership.
Sue Wright's approach is to 'map' the environment through the documentation of surrounding surfaces and detritus. One of her processes is to record 'surfaces' through physical on the spot printing using graphite powder, water and paper alongside the collection of discarded, mainly paper based, ephemera.
Paula Hickey's approach is to embrace and harness the aesthetical 'feeling' of being within the environment. Using natural mark making; letting materials such as Indian ink respond naturally to application she intervenes little. Recognising the points at which to become involved in the process she visualizes the aesthetics, sensations and awareness of the embodiment of a particular landscape.
With my own practice of the gathering of the 'physical' ephemera of an environment and my investigation and manipulation of this matter as a group we offer such great potential for further future collaborations and workshops and interventions.
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