Experiment 2: Fault diversion

22nd June, 2018

Following my tutor’s response,  I have looked at the work of Marco Breuer and really like some of his work which has led me to explore ‘fault lines’ in my geology project in a different way:

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The Breuer work which I particularly like is:

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I like it because the focus is overtly on lines and the viewer has to fill in the rest.  My work is also about lines but, taken in their geological context, they are about a specific kind of line: a fault line which leaves the viewer imagining what caused it, and seeing its aftermath.  Transfer that to a social context and you can imagine all sorts of events and clashes which have left their mark on people … but you can also just leave it at the door of a geological theatre.


In Caleb Charland‘s work, I am particularly drawn to the ‘Pendulum and candle’ work because that has mathematically defined lines created by the wax falling on paper yet they are all different.

His artificial light images are interesting in that they might inform my plant images in LandWorks.

Philippa Lawrence’s website is undergoing reconstruction so I could not see her work as she wants to show it but I saw an article of her work at Spike Island, Bath.  In it, she is attributed the following:

“Her work pivots on material exploration, drawing out a material’s ability to carry metaphor and speak of human experience, and in a positioning of materials to assist an understanding or an analysis of site and a re-activation of space. She is especially interested in the potential for the language of textiles to connect people to place.”

I suppose that this is what I am trying to achieve too, with the fault lines in my rocks carrying a metaphor for human experience.  Textiles are also relevant because I aim to make a quilt with the cyanotype prints on a cotton material for my exhibition in July 2019.

But lines are the essence of my work for me at the moment.


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