In the cold early days of winter a line of trees with branches wrapped in woven plastic stood forward against a bleak sky, their contrived cocoons evoking deeply ambiguous feelings, sensations and perceptions. Then as now, I slow down to look closely and to record the existence of a seemingly insignificant row of young shade trees along a well-travelled car route. Caught between the traffic and a shopping centre parking lot, the survival of these trees appears tenuous.
Le boulevard addresses the natural and built environment as spatially overlapping the individual while the drawings record markers shaping the space along an urban passageway. My project, following from the drawing process, considers time slowed down as an intimacy in the public space of the boulevard. Such an intimacy presents an open-ended paradox of self and other.
This project comprises studies, large and small-scale drawings, photographs and on-going journal work.