My journey begins with a trip from Johannesburg to the Vaal dam in the Free State.
A copper plate holds the first gestural marks, which loosely map out key elements of the trip.
The plate is developed until all elements of this trip are laid out; endless planes perpetually deconstructed and fragments overlaid until the whole journey exists in a singular image.
The process prints join me as a travel to the island of Sylt, Germany.
On this remote wintery island, those first marks no longer speak of the previous journey, but become a framework for my current view.
Contracted Land attempts to draw a link between a section of a journey done in South Africa from memory, and a current and quite opposite moment whilst on a residency in Sylt.