"If You Don't Let Us Dream We Won't Let You Sleep"
(title of play by Anders Lustgarten)
This book consists of maps tracing memories of thoughts, things observed and experiences I've had, tracking a year of walks, train,bus and car journeys through 4 areas that span the old West Riding of Yorkshire. It has culminated from years of wandering and musing around an area loosely centered around Leeds, Wakefield, Barnsley and Sheffield. I’m trying to show what inhabiting these places/walking through these human landscapes feels like. All too often I find reality is massively cropped to take the more picturesque. More importantly, however, I’m also trying to show that the critical issues society faces today can be observed on a 'local' level as much as in any international city.
I have chosen this area because I know this landscape better than I know any other physical landscape.
I am a 29 year old artist from Yorkshire in England. The books that I have made, so far, are a mixture of my artwork and thoughts from the years 2009, 2010
A Walk Down The Hallam Line: a personal account of the West Riding of Yorkshire Published April 30, 2014
Let the Lyrics Talk Published April 26, 2014
Inner Workings 2: Blog-writings to accompany exhibitions (May 2012 to March 2014) Published March 03, 2014
Rebuilding The Flattened Published February 28, 2014
Inner workings (Writings and rough sketches to accompany exhibitions) Published July 05, 2011
The Tide of society Published July 10, 2010
Going nowhere, writing letters to nobody Published January 14, 2010