Nunhead

Nunhead I, etched drawing on paper with charcoal ink, 56 x 76cm, 2020
Nunhead II, etched drawing on paper with charcoal ink, 56 x 76cm, 2020

These drawings are from curiously sawed, timber logs at Nunhead Cemetery in South London. Although ordinary by-products of tree management, I imagine microscopic landscapes stretching across their surface. I draw with a Dremel engraving tool onto paper stained with charcoal ink, wearing away the surface to reveal white marks below and creating a sense they are lit from within. The leftover debris gathers on the drawing’s surface, which changes over time. Precarious in nature, the drawings explore  process, time and leftovers and our changing relationship to landscape and fragile ecology.