Thomas Hawson Portrait

Dr Thomas Hawson Ph.D

The spaces I have been visualising to make work in, within a wood, are growing in my imagination, painting the tree-scapes with torch light has felt like creating a stage set. Reflecting on the renewing cycles of life has brought me to begin seeing the motion, cycles, dynamic nature of nature and spaces and the human relation with that all, to see the dance of life if you will imagine with me. I have also participated lately, sharing my knowledge of deer ecology to assist and inspire a ‘deer dance’ with a local contemporary dance group, which has given me an insight into the dynamic world of movement, this insight is informing the works in the wood. I want to dance, move, find rhythms in the spaces next, I will be opening up the shutter of my film cameras again in low light, painting the scene and recording my movements within the space with a small light bulb, creating line drawings in the landscape with light. These I will use to inform the development of works to make in the spaces with material from the wood and landscape… Deep breaths… So excited… The dance goes on…