my work conflates the visual and written poetics of place and memory, using ecologically sustainable contact print processes from plants and found objects together with walking, drawing, assemblage, mending, stitch and text as a means of mapping country, recoding and recording responses to landscape – working with cloth, paper, stone, windfall biological material, water, minerals, bones, the discarded artifacts and hard detritus of human habitation, the local weed burden. the work has been described as using ” the earth as the printing plate and time as the press”
i negotiate a path between installation, printing, painting, drawing, writing and sculpture – immersing myself in and paying deep attention to the environment, gathering thought and experience, imagery and marks, as well as harvesting materials for making; trying to step lightly on the land while being nourished by it. the work of each day, philosophically rooted in topophilia [the love of place] literally begins with a walk.
the work can be seen at http://www.indiaflint.com
the site you are presently visiting is devoted to my writing. i created it some while ago with good intentions of gathering together the poems scattered between notebooks, used boarding passes and old envelopes but let it slide.
on All Souls Day, 2013 i began to feed it a few crumbs, after the seeds of encouragement sown a month or so earlier by John Sangster, poet of Lopez Island and his wife, muse and life partner Patsy as we read to each other over the remains of dinner had taken time to germinate
sadly John passed suddenly the very next day. i am deeply grateful to have known him, if only for a short time.