A Chronicle is a record of things that happened — told in chronological order... The word is related to and comes from the Greek ta khronika, which means “annals of time.”
While we today blog or instagram photos of our travels, I imagine travellers of the past might have recorded, on rolled scrolls, their journeys and their discoveries each night after a full day of adventures. This was the inspirations for my table top installation, called "Travel Chronicles : Charting the Unexplored".
The work comprises three mixed media scrolls of varying size and length, created from mark making with ink on papers and fabric, collage and stitching.
The addition of a flat art doll, in the style of a traveller of a previous era gives a context to these scrolls.
While I have not included text in these scrolls, the mark making suggests that the language is universal.... I have even imagined that these chronicles may be a record of intergalactic travels.
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