This painting is part of a series which explores the theme of journeys. The ‘You are here’ title of the series, refers to the map boards found in the middle of a city, or at the start of a country walk, with a pin showing your current location.
Pieces of vintage maps have been collaged into each painting. There’s something wonderful about the potential of maps – showing us all the places we could one day go – particularly poignant in these unprecedented times of the pandemic, when the only journeys we’ve been able to make have been in our imagination.
Each layer of paint adds a new element to the story of the painting – rather like the traces and marks we leave behind us – all leading to where we are now.
The ‘You are here’ series explores the theme of journeys. . The lines in the maps and the lines I make in the paintings suggest the journeys and connections we make with people and places throughout our lives.