Isobel’s process almost always begins with walking. Wandering through rural landscapes, national parks or along beaches. These places offer respite from the noise, and moments of clarity and stillness. “As my mind slows, details of the objects in front of me become more apparent. I find myself particularly drawn to patterns, textures or repetitive marks. I document these details in photographs and sketches, adding to an ever-growing collection.” Isobel plans to produce a new series of largescale woodblock carvings for the exhibition, Clean Slate. It is hoped that through the scaling up of her work, the viewer’s immersion is enhanced and they experience the mark making similarly to the artist at the time of creation.