Hamish Pearch, A-Z, Vol. 1 (2023)
This book is a condensed collection of Hamish Pearch’s images and words: a cartography of his brain. It gathers sketches, texts, lists, and accounts of all kinds, gleaned from Moleskine notebooks that the artist has been scribbling in on a daily basis since 2011. They comprise a mental space for experimentation and research.
The starting point of the sculptor’s practice is the line, through which he develops his alphabet. This alphabet is pictorial and lexical. It spans diverse concepts, from the infinitely large to the infinitely small, from the world of magic to that of daily life. It is vast, open, full of humour as well as pathos, continually posing Questions (not answers).