Jane Humphrey

The landscape contains many hidden ‘secrets’ ; ancient field systems identified through aerial photography, droves and tracks reinforced through thousands of years of constant use, or the more transient ‘memories’ of successive lines of a ploughed field.

Much of Salisbury Plain, which is used as army training area, is scarred by chalky tank tracks cutting through tumuli and Iron Age ditches.

My recent work explores these changes by using maps and plans, superimposing images gathered through drawing and photography. The very act of layering inkjet prints and traditional printmaking with painting and mixed media reflects the build up of layers in the landscape, which I am exploring. The steep side of a quarry, like an archaeological investigation, becomes a vertical slice through time.