Phil has focused on drawing for the last six years, and has recently published the book Simple Complex Drawings. Starting with a blank page, Phil begins by making marks and gradually things appear. Drawing on both his memory and imagination, he fuses the two together through his mark making process.
“It indicates a happening, a poetic image. As you view the work you imagine the process involved, like a form of synesthesia. The imagined landscapes come from a conscious dreaming state, much like the Jungian concept of Active Imagination. With each piece I try to make a little world. The silence bit is to do with meditation, I find the making process a quiet, reflective one.”