tikal drawings, 2015

The Tikal drawings are a series inspired by my visit to the lost Mayan city of Tikal in the Guatemalan jungle in January 2014. The massive pyramids with their huge staircases emerging from a millennia of jungle encroachment were astonishing . The drawings while continuing themes set up in earlier series, including a mixture of mark making, gesture and observation also draw on the surrealist poems of Paul Celan, with fragments of text emerging in some. I am now working on initial sculptures which will realise in 3 dimensions marks and forms improvised in these partly automatic/unconscious works.

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