Joanne Fitzpatrick

The work, Dark Echo, was produced as a response to the film footage viewed and inspiration was taken from the conversations across all ten clips.

The process of recording the information from the footage was initially completed in written note form and for the last 6 clips the recording changed to drawing – The sketches produced encapsulated a visceral response to the conversations – listening helped to visualise the landscape, the darkness in the trenches, the smells and the fear that was vocalised throughout the footage. These feelings were then expressed through mark making, culminating in a series of mixed media drawings. Each drawing was unintentionally linked by a common theme. This process then enabled me to produce a series of mixed media screen prints, depicting desolate, barren landscapes in an abstract and expressive way.