This series of works titled ‘Still Life’ was created in 2017 whilst on a three month long artist residency at Takt A.I.R in Berlin.

The body of work consists of several large-scale drawings created using conté crayon and ink, they were drawn using a negative format, the paper was white to begin with, no white was added to these works.

These images in which dead insects are dramatically lit, aim to create a sense of empathy, drama and appreciation. Areas of detail juxtaposed/ contrasted with areas of quiet space, where fragility and absence coexist.

The finger marks seen within the conté crayon echoed mankind’s mark being left on nature.