To fulfil the brief I have explored a number of haptic experiences when out on my walks, paying particular attention to one path. I was keen to draw an image of the common sensations that are linked to the fabric of that walk, not to the weather conditions. I recorded these sensations in my sketchbook and then translated them into etchings. A subtitle to these prints could be 'Things that happen to me on a walk'. The etchings have enabled me to further explore experimental mark making.
These etchings will be shown alongside a large scale drawing of the place. (I'll explain the drawing on the next post)
|'leaf falls against face'|
|'hair catches in a branch'|
|'twig brushes against sleeve'|
|'foot turns over on a stone'|
|'step slips in mud'|
I am hoping that the tactile appearance of an etching will help to underline the haptic nature of the prints.
My Bi-Sensual piece will therefore be an image of the place and the tactile sensations of being in the place.