The 3 canvases in this series were made using fire ash and residual charcoal from wood fires made in an outside fire pit and an inside wood burning stove. The canvases were marked outside using natural materials to hand, such as, twigs, leaves and branches. The process began with the first canvas worked into after dark and which, after marking was layered with ash and left to absorb the elements before the second and third canvases were layered on top and the steps repeated at roughly 3 week intervals. The weathering process took approximately 3 months through predominantly stormy weather.
The conditions in this film reflect the initial processing of the first canvas which was done after dark in stormy weather conditions. Here you see the work in progress, left to right Ash 1, 2 and 3. still marked by the wind and rain and with the ash still clinging to the wet canvases. The wind blustering, drying and disseminating the ash across the land.
This series of works were created outside and visually reflect the stormy weather conditions during making as well as the natural weathering that occurred over 3 months while the canvases absorbed the elements.