My work gives form to the formless. It is a reaction to a mark, not from inspiration, but a mark from nature. Using dowsing rods, walking across open land with pen attached and paper in hand, I find the structure of the drawing.
Just as sailboats harness the wind and a full sail pushes a ship forward, my body is a receptor to the water below, controlling the uncontrollable. Though a sailor does not have complete control of the wind, where wind is found, it can be used. Walking over the ground I find water deep below the surface. I search for feeling, a movement. When it is found, the pen moves creating the line. I use the push and pull of the reaction my dowsing rod brings to form a drawing. The motion of my steps interacts with the movement of the pen; if I stop walking, so stops the line. It is a delicate balance between nature and the hand.
Where my hand would naturally go left, the pen now goes right. The framework set up through the drawing is dictated by the external with a removal of the personal. They are moments trapped in time with a line; records of my connection to nature.