my works are based on the land and the emotion and feeling of being amidst and part of nature, they can be concerned with the beautiful and moving landscapes whilst also reflecting the tough, hostile edge that so so much apart of it. time an and the elements make the land what it is. the climate effects of the sun, wind and rain, the fracturing, bleaching, erosion and decay all contribute to the most fundamental changes. traces of the past may often remain visible, becoming an inherent part of the land. the mysteries and total history may never be fully known or understood, but he spirit of manís presence, sense of timeís passing and the evocation of place will always be apparent for us to feel and experience through a direct link with the earth.
ian walton, march 1992