Andrea Schulewitz is an artist and design professional whose studies began at the West College of Art and Design in Worthing. She writes: “Carving stone is how I started. It was very simple stuff, about things seen in my immediate environment, or sometimes artifacts from ancient civilizations or found things that engaged me, and still do”.
When asked to give a talk about her work she said, “I started with Einstein, ‘all straight lines in space are curved’ which I interpreted as the biggest round trip through space and time. I went on to explain a basic drawing trick used particularly in large work, that in order to make a landscape look right, follow the curvature of the horizon and curve that line just a little.
“Coastal Suffolk where I lived has an enormous unimpeded horizon. You can actually see that curve and imagine travelling the whole circumference of earth, all 25,000 miles, and other places too (at least metaphorically.) The more I saw, the more I thought about it, the smaller I felt in the grand scheme… You know the sort of thing, the meaning of life, the universe and everything in it.
“I’m also interested in designed landscape. I’d lived in Japan as a child and remembered the gardens and the balance of elements, of stillness and pace, the weight and considered placing of rock, suggested movement of arid gravely surface and the anchor of mossy mounds eye-popping red architectural elements emphasising the differences between the natural and man made.”