Helen Carnac


A large part of my process of working involves walking and observing and it is through images captured during my walks that I develop my work. My studio is at the edge of the River Thames, Woolwich, London, on an old industrial estate. On the opposite shore is the Tate and Lyle sugar refinery. Every week ships come and go: loading; unloading; sitting for a while at this place. I often watch them, ponder where they have been and sometimes look up their movements on the online radar tracker.

In my current work I try to capture and record, through mark making and drawing, something of the comings and goings, of arrivals and departures and marks left in the process.