Mudmaps: Stephen Eastaugh
Maps may have led me to become a traveller and perhaps even an artist so I see art and cartographer as rather close friends and I often mingle the two.
Mud maps are those fast squiggles in the earth people create to describe directions to a place and I actually use the red mud or pindan earth from Broome as a coloring in this series of work.
The grid pattern in mapping is a tool to dissect, abstract and an attempt to control terrain. On top of the grids I overlay my wandering stitches that hint of routes, tracks, roads or just desires to go someplace.