‘Scratching the Surface’
Frottage of Shanghai's underbelly
Crouched down on the streets of Shanghai,
I place beautiful handmade paper from Guanxi over the drain covers.
Rubbing charcoal on paper I reveal patterns, textures and information about secrets below the surface of the street.
I trace where I have been, mapping the places that I love and scratch the surface of a China that continues to captivate and hold my gaze with awe and inspiration.