Within my sketchbook work I have, for some time, been particularly taken with the idea of an impression being a metaphor for how we feel about someone who has gone. There but not there.
An early example of my thinking from sketchbooks
These ideas influenced my bodmin prison project and this theme continues to fascinate me.
string impression in paper pulp mixed with pva
rope impression with overlaid paper in paper pulp
Knitted bowl covered in paper pulp and pva
Knitted paper burnt leaving impression
Impression left after burning – salt crystals added to edge