home (a memory)

Which tools did you use for the creation of this piece?
Charcoal, eraser, paper.

What was the creative process behind it?
I made this work about my home on the northwest coast of lutruwita/Tasmania, an island off the south of Australia. When I was drawing, I was remembering the familiar forms of the coastline there, the rocks and mountain and sea I grew up beside. I made marks with the memories of that place.

“I made this drawing quite quickly, so the marks are fast and expressive, not over considered or second guessed. There is a rawness to the work I enjoy.”

What feelings come to you when you look at it?
I feel connected to my home when I look at this work. It feels familiar to me and I feel close to it.

What were your references, influences or inspirations during your creative process?
I often look to other artists for inspiration, but for this work I wasn’t drawing on anyone in particular. I was responding to my own experience of place and the landscape.

What did you enjoy the most about the process?
This was a fun drawing to make. I put on some loud, fast music and drew with energy and speed. I moved my body and enjoyed the process.

What was the hardest thing for you and how did you solve it?
Making loose drawings like this, I find it hard to know when it’s finished and it can be easy to over work it. I let the drawing rest for a little while, then I could see it with fresh eyes and realise there was nothing more I could add.

Where would you like to see it exhibited?
In a space outside of lutruwita/Tasmania. In a gallery on an island on the other side of the world.