The landscape itself, both here and further afield is at the heart of my work. I like travelling, particularly by motor bike which enhances the sense of place and space.Topographical features such as mountain peaks, weather worn rocks or ragged trees appear like primeval symbols of animism. I take innumerable photographs that I use as a type of sketchbook, with boxes of photos and photocopies which I cut, collage, re-size etc. preferring the physical shuffling about on the table as opposed to the computer screen. Using photo-intaglio or photo-etching I can build up the image with multiple plates and layers of colour.I rarely print all the images the same but work on variable editions, fluid and changing like the land itself.