David Harker

David Harker

Artist, Maker, Curator

Influenced by and having an influence on texts written by Poet and Writer, Tamar Yoseloff, my recent work collectively titled, Nowheres, is a series of landscape images which initially I thought I had selected at random. Having collated and arranged them I see that they represent man-made construction in the context of nature, in some cases barely evident and others overwhelmingly so.

In some cases the images provide places for a character to inhabit, in others they are a starting point for poetic reflection. The images are not illustrations but reflect something of the environment described in the texts. Each text and each image is discrete and self-contained, but also shares common ground with the others.

The notion of environment is wide-ranging: a spatial landscape; a scrubland, as in AL 151; a natural form in its immediate environment, as in Torquay Palm; or a historical document, as in the ruins of Bolus Head.

The drawings are presented as fragments rather than traditionally-framed landscapes. This reflects the continuing and open-ended narrative contained in the texts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

read full statement

More
content
Location London
Activities Practice-based research, Residencies, Workshops, Private commissions, Studio practice
Artforms / type of project Digital, Drawing, Illustration, Painting, Printmaking
Tags Drawing, Landscape, Portrait, mark making, graphic art, painting, arts in health, illustration, printmaking, digital
Website http://www.axisweb.org/p/charlotteharker

Follow David