Landscape Memories 6 and 7

Landscape Memories 6 & 7 From A Moving Car

These memories are from my vantage point in the car passenger seat (my husband is normally the designated driver). I have a lot of memories from our car journeys, some of which have become very familiar over time, such as our annual drive up to Orkney and back. The ever changing landscape on that particular route that we’ve taken for 20 years has become indelibly ingrained in me.

The tape provides a very useful thick border to create very long narrow landscape sketches and adds to the layering and stiffening of the page. I also really like how much my manipulation of the paper surface has altered the paper edges where you can see individual fibres coming loose.

No.6 recalls that moment when there hasn’t been much to see for a while, and suddenly over the top of a high old stone wall we get a very brief glimpse of an architectural folly or intriguing turret, and then teasingly and anonymously it disappears from view. Often we had no time to stop as we needed to get to our destination quickly but cue lots of agitated mutterings on my part as a navigator trying to find clues on our road map as to what it might have been.

No.7 recalls another moment when the vast expanse of hilly landscapes gives way to solid walls of trees planted closely together as shelterbelts.

Mixed media 12cm x 3cm.