An essay in eight parts, a psycho-geography of the haunts of his formative years, framed in the ever present now of Covid.
For much of 2020 I found myself accidentally locked down in quarantine with my ageing parents in England. For five months I had no face-to-face interactions with anyone other than dear old mum and dad. As restrictions eased I was able to get out and about in the area of Somerset that I grew up in as a teenager. Walking alone along the old pathways through half-forgotten villages woodlands and hills provoked a deeply introspective examination of memory and feeling, a dreamworld made even more strange by the fearful and uncertain social context of Covid.
UK-born in 1962, Treefrog ‘David’ Sanders is a musician and artist with a peculiar interest in the piano and creative investigations into the world of fluid dynamics. Since 2009, David has exhibited works at venues including the NZ Academy of Arts, Thistle Hall and Ron Barber Gallery. David has also been a member of the Bayview Shelley Bay Arts Collective and the music theatre group, Amalgam. Solo painting shows include Demolition Series (2009), Surface Tension (2013) and Strange Attractors (2017). David lives and works in Wellington, NZ.