Villages - extracts from my sketchbook during the project
This project was an examination of the patterns found in the layout of human settlements. I looked at the holy city of Teotihuacan in Mexico, ancient burial sites in Scotland and Egyptian burial chambers.
I found that drawing the locations of individual buildings enabled me to subconsciously find a pictorial rhythm. This approach built up the full settlement in isolated blocks and demonstrated the relationship between the component parts and the whole.