Creative Practice

Walking Drawing

March - June 2020

A daily constitutional walk was a small concession to be had in the early days of the Covid Lockdown. I began tracing my routes taken around the city (within the prescribed 5-mile Government radius). Tracing became drawing. Over 3 months I mapped every trip I made from inside to outside world.

These walks also contributed to the Deveron Projects ‘Slow Marathon: Under one sky’. Walker from around the world, lead by artist Iman Tajik, logged their miles to collectively gather a walk around the worlds circumference.
My walks with the Slow Marathon can be found here:  https://www.deveron-projects.com/slowmarathon2020/walker/32.

︎︎︎March to May, combined

Good legs, good ears, and good eyes,
these are the principal physical advantages needed
for any French-man to be worthy of the club of flâneurs
as soon as we start one.
                 Louis Huart, on defining the flâneur in 1841.



Key Readings; Wanderlust: A History of Walking by Rebecca Solnit; Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice, and London by Lauren Elkin; Gathering by Alec Finlay; Living Mountain by Nan Shepherd; and The Book of Trespass by Nick Hayes