Consuelo Simpson

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My work is a response to a daily circular walk across the landscape close to my home. The ideas emerge through walking and looking.

As I follow an intimately known path and develop a deeper relationship with this particular place, I am mindful of the changes wrought by the human presence, perpetually shaping and reforming the landscape.

Once in the studio, the work becomes about paring down and allowing echoes of the past and the future to join in. The task is to distil evocations punctuated by the cadence of paths well trodden.

There is a somatic and mental engagement with the making of the work. The methods of assembly are often visible and rightfully part of the structure.  Different elements may be combined, alluding sometimes to past purposes and sometimes to an imagined future.  The materials and the construction are as much part of the meaning as the work itself.


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