Resulting from repeated hour-long local street walks, when ‘difference’ became exciting and discarded items created their own narratives, Tracing the Path, amplifies Amanda's personal response to regional lockdowns and navigates a pathway through the imposed restrictions.
Finding a ball of blue wool unravelling in the street as if plotting a route combined with a 60 second motion image of the footpath seemed to mark the way forward. This led to a series of two-sided pieces that can be viewed sequentially from either side as if following a journey, plus a 4.5m long hanging encapsulating a blue thread.
“Broadly speaking I find myself noticing layers of colour, pattern or texture – unintentionally or consciously making connections; perhaps a place or half-remembered time, a mood or a moment re-imagined.”
Restricted access to studio/etching facilities over recent times led to a low-tech but rigorous ‘diy’ exploration of process, materials and mark-making. With reference to numerous photographs and in-situ wax rubbings and monoprints, the images begin with texture and pattern, contrasts and marks, exploiting technique to achieve a mash-up style derived from copper sulphate etching, carborundum, collagraph and screenprint.
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Images from the INGO Collective group show October 2021 Photos: Jack Armour