|The finished drawing made by Rachel Henaghan using my drawing device|
Part of the work I am researching for Drawn, is looking at how I can capture emotional responses to being in certain landscapes using both lo tech and digital drawing devices.
Due to various technical and non-residency issues, I have been struggling to get the digital drawing devices to become a reality. However, have had some successes using the lo tech device, recording an emotional response to being in the environment by using different coloured pens, corresponding subjectively to an emotional state.
|The red ink represents moments of high stress, purple is lesser stress, green is low stress.|
Recently I had an opportunity to go for a short walk with artist Rachel Henaghan (listen to the podcast here). I got Rachel to carry a lo-tech drawing device and select from 3 coloured pens as she walked and experienced the environment. We walked through a small town centre and into a country park. The majority of the time we were in the park.
|The various marks are created by the movements made while walking.|