The valley

My grandfather never quite got over his shell-shock. The land too, carries the traumas within it, along with the physical traces which pin-point events.
Old WWI film footage shows the force of explosions. The still images, however, make the clouds of earth appear more like black holes, sucking the life out of the scene.
In this series I begin to explore the stillness of the explosion, in the instant when the earth is suspended in the air and the ground receives the trauma, taking the force of the blast inside it, breaking up from within.

Watercolours