I have started to think of the elements of the city that are overlooked, ignored and go unexamined. I began to photograph and sketch various small details that have caught my I as I wonder round the city, the patterns, shapes and textures that are disregarded, but make up the detailing of the city.
I think the photographs have been more successful than the drawings, they are simple and allow the textures and shapes to stand for themselves without any added or removed elements, although I think I would still like to use painting and drawing to record some further images – this may not be entirely necessary all the time, the photographs may easily stand alone.
The work of the Boyle family is also something I have been considering while coming up with this work. Their work ‘Earth pieces’ looks at small areas of urban details.