“If you undertake a walk, you are echoing the whole history of mankind.”
When considering our place within the Anthropocene, the mark we leave on the planet—intentionally and unintentionally—comes to mind; whether this relates to the work we create as artists or the unavoidable traces every human leaves. As I began looking for material to collaborate with, I started to discover traces of human existence. I collated a number of marks in images, including tangled cables, stains, graffiti, paint splatters, water splashes and wall writing. I then took these photos and created digital tracings, which I layered over one another. Studying these tracings led me to research artists who work with mark making or action, including Ingrid Calame, Richard Long and Ruth Asawa. What I have intended to explore further in this project is the action behind the marks.