Drawing the Way Spring 2010
A public/participatory artwork delivered at Creswell Crags Museum over the Spring Bank holiday week. The work was inspired by the history of the site and in particular the reference to visitors over thousands of years who have passed through this place. This work invited the ‘contemporary visitor’ to become part of a long recorded history through a creative and innovative process.
Materials and visual aspects of the project have been researched through the Museum and Education Centre Library and will echo the specialist paperwork, which is used for recording finds and artefacts. This very formal and precise methodology was used in the project and brought a similar system of collecting information and details.
The notion of ‘time’ is also a significant aspect of the outcome, seeing the site as a palimpsest of tracks and journeys. The current journeys will reflect a new visitor, and this will be interpreted through a large-scale abstract map, individual lines, which converge and criss-cross to form a complex series of lines. The project ‘grew’ as the week progressed, and became a visual and public artwork exhibited in this new classic building.