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Blood, iron, earth, they are all connected with vitality: our aliveness. All of my early blood drawings were in my own blood. On spending more time in the woods and fields of Norfolk, I began to use the blood of hare and deer which separates, pools, dries and coagulates in its own way. Thinking of the body as both the source of an expanded field but also its confluence is what these works interrogate, but they also evoke embodiment as a process, an open place in space where there is no doing but a lot of being. These traces of the body are caught in suspension as if in a web. The tension between web and delta is pertinent, both to the way the drawings are made, but also in how they make us think of, with and in the material of life.

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