These works are a response to drawings made during a recent residency in the Swiss Alps.

The spring season often provides periods of stability, allowing skiers and snowboarders to push into steep, technical, and exposed terrain. While these windows of stability may have low hazard in terms of slab potential, sluffs and small point release avalanches remain a hazard. Steep lines of descent can destabilise a weak layer lying near the surface of the snowpack causing a sluff - a cascade of loose powdery snow down the mountain.This can also be seen as metaphor in relation to psychoanalysis, where a ‘descent’ often causes structures that once felt solid to  fall away during the analysis.
This falling or continual movement within the environment is represented in this new body of work.

The images in this series are the beginning of a substantial new body of paintings and works on paper.