the instant garden

doodles/light drawings, 2000-2012

The very early beginnnings of The Instant Garden were a series of drawings exploring the idea of the Eternal Line as found in ancient Celtic knotwork on jewellry or illustrated manuscripts. These items were traded for Persian carpets across a Celtic Empire that once reached from Ireland to Turkey. The heavily decorated pages of illustrated manuscripts are still described as ‘carpet pages’ alluding to this rich exchange of ideas between Islamic and Christian/Celtic worlds.

My exploration of the Eternal Line evolved into Light Drawings where I started to explore the idea of drawing as a means to measure time. This is something I researched in great detail. See Notes On Time.