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For years now I have been making what I’ve called walkDrawings – recording the walks and routes I take using a handheld GPS. WalkDrawings started as a series of etchings which more consciously took advantage of this method of track-making and recording. Loosely gathered under the umbrella notion of walking as markmaking and consisting of the series of drawings made using a GPS device, these pieces originally provided a link between ethnographic fieldwork, the process of making, and the process of research ‘in the field’; they are records of the marks made by the activity of fieldwork.
The lines created by these GPS tracks reveal the very particular ways that different tasks require us to move through the land in different ways, and this ongoing practice has widened to record walks and searches, often repeated and in variation.

walkDrawing (regeneration)
photopolymer etching
35cm x 35cm
walkDrawing (exotics removal)
photopolymer etching
35cm x 35cm
walkDrawing (archaeological survey)
photopolymer etching
35cm x 35cm
walkDrawing (trackside clearance)
photopolymer etching
35cm x 35cm
2020