My work explores the interrelated nature of ecological and cultural ideas through a detailed study of local environments and (through walking) our embodied engagement with `landscape'.
I maintain that our perception of the world is phenomenological - it is active and multi-layered which is why the act of walking through the environment is central to my work.
I have developed a hybrid practice (that of the embodied artist/curator) which bring these activities together, exploring new ways of curating/creating through a series of curated walks linked to exhibitions and other engagement strategies (talks, presentation of papers and critical writing)
I am also interested in the phenomenology of language and etymology. Local dialect words are a poetic reminder that an understanding and feeling for the natural environment was there in the language ordinary people used and recently he has been working with the diaries and notebooks of poets and natural historians, exploring the embodied relationship between the form of the script they used and the landscapes(natural and social) in which the texts were written.
My research activity is multi-disciplinary. My work is 2d visual art; however, it links different areas of research - language, mapping, etymology, sound and colour, anthropology etc within the context of phenomenology