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Where Am I? Exhibition of Drawings

  • Arts at the Old Fire Station George Street Oxford UK (map)
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Familiar objects, frequently travelled paths, boundaries, points of interest and memories all contribute to our sense of place. From these elements our brain constructs the cognitive maps that enable us to orientate ourselves and in turn influence how we interact with the spaces in which we live.

In this series of drawings, I have explored the reciprocal relationship that exists between the physical environment and our brain. Objects and materials that reflect our sense of place are examined using projection and enlargement to cast shadows on the fabric of the building. Mark making is used to capture these shadows and thus reinterpret the thoughts and connections that make up our temporary cognitive maps.

These drawings were created as part of the development of the large installation Where Am I?

Arts at the Old Fire Station