The imprint of tyre treads upon the earth echoes the stratified fossil prints of ancient plants and leaves compressed into stone and shale. While the tyre tracks reveal the weight of travel and an impatience with speed, the leaf patterns stretch skeletally to trap the light and water.
The artwork is made up of a number of elements spatially separated and yet geometrically interlocked. A patterned perforation on the sides of each element renders them as transparent and hollow. The imagery of these patterns explores the common threads of the treads, the plant veins and water marks.
As a starting point for sculptural forms, the tread patterns were individually sampled, scaled and reconfigured using metal. The links between apparently disparate layers of water, leaf and tyre are reinforced by their repeated geometry and the rhythm of their patterns cut from sheet metal.