Who and when were boundaries and constraints to movement in the landscape and migration decided upon and why? These are ancient and contemporary questions. Migration is a natural urge for all species and is expressed in the German language as ‘zugunruhe’.
This project explores the route of the Kinder Mass Trespass in 1932, in the Peak District. The work is based on walking, the act of trespass, traces and imprints in the landscape, the concept of freedom of movement and police surveillance during the Covid lockdowns. It is concerned with traces and imprints in the landscape made by nature and humans over time.
The exhibition comprises artists’ books, en plein air drawing, layered mixed media canvas, large screen prints and 3D work. Artists’ books include mixed media work like printmaking with letterpress, relief printing and painting.
Andrew is particularly interested in how his large monochrome, mixed media drawings, from observation, memory and based on Google Earth, underpin his visual memory and act as a structural component of his work. Layering in water-based media is an important feature in his process. An emerging theme is that of surveillance of the individual in the context of land ownership and power of the state.