In these works, I’ve tried to not hold anything back, and have gone about that by being more ambitious and more experimental with my materials. I’ve used bark, wood shavings, concrete, old posters, paper pulp, studio junk, even fire. It is undeniable that they provoke some figurative readings. The world is in the materials and those histories and associations can be a hard thing to divest something of. I’m well aware of this, and frankly, not too bothered by it on this occasion. But in offering them up for analysis as part of the Chronicles, I would like to take the opportunity to see past those associations conjured up by the materials, and uncover what else these works might achieve.