Excursion - Degree Show 2015
This project is a documentation of my walks, excursions and experiences in nature through the use of collected found objects and imagery from said walks. A love of nature is something that has been ingrained in me from a young age. The beauty of nature is something I wish to examine, to comment on and to highlight to others. I attempt to do this by examining notions of ecology, geology and zoology. These fields of study also relate to how I display my collections. In using the shelf as a method of displaying, museum ideologies come into play. Drawing on the ideals of Cabinets of Curiosities and Wonder Rooms - whose purpose was collecting various items of interest and the preservation and appreciation of these objects. My drawings are used to convey a picturesque world. Coating these drawings in wax is almost like putting a veil over them, obscuring myself from the drawing as marks and lines are softened. The drawings become unbiased and scientific. In bringing these objects indoors – into the white cube space of the gallery, I hope to bring the experience of nature indoors, directly to the viewer. However I am aware that this is a false experience I am very selective in which items I collect and present. I am putting across an ideal, picturesque world.