I started the sketchbook in January, looking at maps and The Boyle Family and my own photography of derelict buildings. Ciara responded with some really lovely loose prints and collages, creating simple hand drawn maps and images of travel and buildings.
This got me thinking about the ideas surrounding ‘home’ and location. About how we move around throughout our lives. I’m sure it is no coincidence that this theme is on my mind a lot at the moment as I am preparing to move house. The drawings and collages I created in response play with the word ‘destination’ and the visual plotting on a map of places I have lived over the years.
I have purposely tried to avoid my usual favoured techniques of digital manipulation and typography, instead to try and work more in mixed media; wax, paint, ink and layers of scratching and drawing. As I have been completing most of the sketchbook at school, many students have been asking lots of questions about the circle, and are keen to try out the techniques for themselves, which has been great.
Now the book is ready to be sent back to Ciara.