Gareth Fuller is an artist and explorer. His work acts as a layered gaze into the identity of urban and rural places, transcribing their personal, geographical, and social meanings into what he calls ‘maps of the mind’. The results of these transcriptions are vast and intricate hand-drawn compositions – a series of visual portraits that express his personal and purposeful wanderings.
Adjacent to Purbeck’s many nature reserves on the south shore of Poole Harbour is Wytch Farm, shown here with a witch’s hat atop a building. Surprisingly, this site is the largest onshore oil field in western Europe.
The first North Korean female pilot is depicted flying through the air. I was told she had dinner with Kim Il Sung in a hidden bunker, inside a wooded valley. Legend has it that black dragons also once lived in the valley, and that they danced in the white clouds.
Pink Floyd floated Algie the pig above Battersea Powerstation in 1976 to create their album artwork. A gust of wind broke Algie free, the pig eventually landing in a field in Kent, upsetting a herd of cows.