Making Tracks, Canary Islands, 2017
I’ve always loved maps and atlases, am forever pouring over them. I have always been drawn to the idea of migration and what other creatures or nomads would see on their journeys. What would their viewpoint be? How would they see the world? This is an invented map sketch of how I was looking at the world and thinking of the past, present and future tracks I would be. They show the continents and parts of the world I felt most connected to at a particular moment in time. There is a vast world out there to be discovered and in a lifetime we can’t see it all. The historic migration and nomadic lifestyle of our species, like the incredible creatures that make journeys across the earth year after year, following the sun and food sources, feel like the most natural way of life to me. It’s something lacking in our static society that I feel strongly is the cause of much anxiety within our species. Maybe it’s not for everyone, but many of us were born to roam.
Black/White pen on paper