I have always had a love for art from an early age, and its many diversity’s, from the masters to...

Studying Psychogeography and the derive, (meaning to drift), the unpurposeful walk, taking in forgotten spaces in our surrounding environment, my research became in depth in the art. Moving on from just taking the walks and collecting data, I decided to expand my practice and use the mediums I had used in previous years but still staying true to the concept. My FMP began during the Covid 19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdowns and restrictions. This became the major idea for what would become an installation comprising of seven sets of photographs, taken from walks that I was able by law to take, for example, using my allowed trips to the supermarket and exercise time. I plotted the derives and from each set of pictures I chose the two most prominent colours and then painted maps, using water colour paints and paper to create subtle background tones, then a black pen to draw in the bold linear lines. From these I produced seven sculptures using plaster and colourant, two colours, poured simultaneously into the moulds I had made from cardboard and staying true to the shapes of the maps.

The final central piece is a globe made from covering a ball in plaster, then painted in acrylics. On the sphere are seven painted flags following the colour themes set out at the start. The concept for this was replacing the seven continents of the world with my seven derives during the pandemic, and how as an artist and a psychogeographer I had to consider adapting my ideas and practice.

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Studying Psychogeography and the derive, (meaning to drift), the unpurposeful walk, taking in forgotten spaces in our surrounding environment, my research became in depth in the art. Moving on from just taking the walks and collecting data, I decided to expand my practice and use the mediums I had used in previous years but still staying true to the concept. My FMP began during the Covid 19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdowns and restrictions. This became the major idea for what would become an installation comprising of seven sets of photographs, taken from walks that I was able by law to take, for example, using my allowed trips to the supermarket and exercise time. I plotted the derives and from each set of pictures I chose the two most prominent colours and then painted maps, using water colour paints and paper to create subtle background tones, then a black pen to draw in the bold linear lines. From these I produced seven sculptures using plaster and colourant, two colours, poured simultaneously into the moulds I had made from cardboard and staying true to the shapes of the maps.

The final central piece is a globe made from covering a ball in plaster, then painted in acrylics. On the sphere are seven painted flags following the colour themes set out at the start. The concept for this was replacing the seven continents of the world with my seven derives during the pandemic, and how as an artist and a psychogeographer I had to consider adapting my ideas and practice.

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