‘What he liked about these books was their sense of plenitude and economy. In the good mystery there is nothing wasted, no sentence no word that is not significant. And even if it is not significant, it has the potential to be so – which amounts to the same thing… since everything said or seen, even the slightest, most trivial thing, can bear a connection to the outcome of the story, nothing must be overlooked.’

New York Trilogy by Paul Auster.

I primarily deal with the nature of objects – responding to the possibilities observed within everyday life; their associations or histories. I observe the unremarkable. Whether making a frottage/rubbing or manipulating and stitching fabric I see the process as a form of drawing or mark-making. I am making an inquiry, a probe or investigation. I want to discover the detail.

There is a meticulous forensic-like search of the object, with the process involving the same painstaking methodology of time and action that an archaeologist might experience.