This project looks at walking and collecting, exploring randomness and order. collecting small items that would fit into a small compartmentalised box while walking. A second layer is as a written documentary layer noting the location and experience. The walker becoming the storyteller. These walks boxes are intended as a conduit to meaning. A means of viewing the location of the walk its history, its people, its geology and any story generated through its process.
Expanding the geography of the walks: I initially began walking close to home and gradually expanded the geography.
Inviting other artists to walk and document. Developing a psychogeographical layer:
Wanting to physically distance myself. I invited my fellow artists on the MA to collaborate. Geographically expanding the project. I asked them to go through the same process, walking, collecting, ordering, documenting.
I sent boxes to some artists and they placed their items themselves. Others sent the items and I placed them.
In an attempt to emotionally connect I challenged myself to summarise their experience alongside my interpretation into a single word
Stillness and meditation was added to my own process in the further walks I made in this collection. It is an ongoing expanding work which I hope to exhibit in the not too distant future.