Over the last 20 years, Tooney Phillips has fully immersed herself in the subterranean sections of a limestone quarry in South of France, recording its changing geometric formations through drawing and photography. Capturing it at various times of the day and the year has allowed her to fully explore the contours of the quarry and develop an understanding of solid and negative space.
Through the language of drawing, Phillips uses line, space and form to describe the nature of the landscape. She disrupts the original imagery through collage, photomontage and print making; taking the original image and physically cutting into it, taking it apart and physically reconstructing it to create a visually exciting final image.
The artwork of Tooney Phillips is truly process led and this has resultsd in a fascinating exhibition exploring the perspective of space in strange and unfamiliar landscapes.