"Landscape's most critical condition is considered to be space, but its deepest theme is time" Rebecca Solnit
Inspired by brassrubbing, a favourite childhood activity, Argraffnodau are frottage works of graphite, Candelilla wax and oil pastel. The Argraffnodau are made through hours of physical engagement with ancient rocky outcrops, on trees or a combination of both. They juxtapose the timescales of different activities and lifespans with geological time, combining different ways of knowing - a kind of situated knowledge. The results look like maps, microcosms of the place, with uncertain geographical and temporal scales.
Darnau ffrotais yn defnyddio graffit, cwyr Candelilla a phastel olew yw’r Argraffnodau. Lluniwyd yr Argraffnodau ar frigiadau creigiog hynafol, ar goed neu ar gyfuniad o’r ddau. Maent yn gwrthgyferbynnu graddfeydd amser gwahanol weithgareddau ac oesau, gydag amser daearegol. Ymhob achos, edrycha’r canlyniad fel map, microcosm o’r lleoliad, gyda graddfeydd daearyddol a thymhorol sy’n ansicr.
This series includes work created in a six month collaboration with Artistiaid Cudd (Hidden Artists) and Bangor University Natural History Museum. These were exhibited as part of Bangor Science Week, March 2013.
As well as the finished Argraffnodau, photos of the works are taken in situ, on completion. Available framed or unframed.