CONVERSATIONS IN THE LANDSCAPE, 2019
How is it that characters & conversations have demarcated my landscapes since I first started walking alone? What is it that can unexpectedly, and inextricably connect us to a particular place at a particular moment so acutely? Conversations in the Landscape identifies such junctures. Place, histories and connection all jostle here, time and conventions warp, the physical and the human meld. Twenty-eight drawings form this long series and each one references a geographical location and date that are identified with gold gilded text.
As with Conversations with Kings, a pivotal impetus for this work about portraits and histories was seeing the unforgettable, sculpted C13th heads of the Kings of Judah* in the Musée de Cluny in Paris in 2015; a magnificent and monumental collection of damaged, often fragmented sculpted heads carved in limestone that originally fronted Notre Dame’s main facade.
*For full Kings of Judah notes see also Conversations with Kings