I had a great ending to the year both in the studio and outside the studio. I am currently in an exhibition Materialise at Sturt Galleries in Mittagong NSW. Towards the end of the year I had been working on some images made about darkness. I had been reading Edensor and Lorimer's paper "Landscapism" (2015). Here they note that darkness might be sought a a condition in which to experience mystery, enhanced non-viisla sensations and the night sky. They also talk about the loss of the experience of moonlight. Although the images shown are not outdoors, they are part of what I have been thinking about. I also have been reading Alain Badiou's book "Black".
For the new year I have begun hand stitching each day. I was inspired by artist Hannah Claire Somerville' ambitious project http://www.brwnpaperbag.com/1-year-of-stitches-2017/ I have drawn up a self portrait and will attempt to keep this up for the year. Although it is about the technical side of things, rather than content, it is a good meditation practise at the beginning of the day. I will show each day's stitching on my Instagram page along with the hash tags #1yearofstitches