Carys Wilson 2018
‘Take time, walk slow, notice the treasures all around you’
I started my mural by walking, looking, collecting and drawing plants along the way. I walked both in and around the village of Riba-roja d’Ebre and along the river Ebro. Finding beauty and interest in both plants that are “cared” and the weeds and wild fauna.
Being in an unfamiliar environment makes me look more closely. I try to look as if it is the first time I have seen something.
Deciphering forms, color and line I used charcoal from the Juniper tree to draw with. This create my initial drawings, ideas and compositions. Its oily nature makes it brilliant to use as a drawing tool. The concept of the work is to encourage people to slow down and observe the beauty which is all around them.