In an exhibition of new drawings at Dunblane Museum Gallery, I explore the shapes, shadows and corners suggested by everyday packaging material. This work is based on my interest in these discarded fragments of our contemporary life, and the associations and stories, not to mention the beautiful shapes and shadows, that I see in these objects.
I am experimenting with a particular approach to making art, consciously moving from concept to making and back again, as described by Donald Schon in his book “The Reflective Practitioner”. The trigger in this case is a piece of packaging material that is quite architectural in nature. This also picks up on my interest in and research into architectural space, and gives me a framework for the process.