I begin my visual practice walking in the landscape and in my garden: daily and with a sense of time trailing. I learn from an intimate exploration, watching, handling, tending. This forms part of my relationship with the environment and how we use and consume it. Moving into the studio, I use constructed imagery that builds a narrative of associations: trees, birds, flowers, people, stones, rockface. Gestural marks collide with collected photographic fragments, the body colliding with nature.
All images copyright Karen Melvin 2020