Ashley Baldwin-Smith
Walking Art

Walking as Methodological Research

Part of the this research is to map and plot the path of each walk and highlight what I discover through contextual study, text, video and photography. I see each plotted route as drawing, physically drawn with my feet, plotted digitally on Google Maps, and then reinterpreted into the physical world in the form of an installation or mixed media artwork.

Walking journal and drawing, documenting litter along the historic King's Parade and the stunning Cambridge Backs.

Litter Parade

Walking art journal documenting litter along the historic King's Parade and the stunning Cambridge Backs.

Walking journal documenting the litter of the present, viewing the development for the future and enjoying the heritage from the past.

Creating the future, conserving the past

Documenting the litter of the present, viewing the development for the future and enjoying the heritage from the past.

Walking journal and drawing, documenting litter and fly-tipping Twenty Pence Road and the A10 near Chittering.

Random River Ramble

This walk journals the random the litter and fly tipping discovered along the Great Ouse between Twenty Pence Road and the A10 near Chittering.

Walking journal and drawing, documenting litter and fly-tipping

To Laundry Lane

Even on this short walk, from Chesterton to Laundry Lane, I discovered masses of litter and a fly-tipped sofa!

Walking journal and drawing, documenting vacant shops and former restaurants on the streets of Cambridge.

Pretty Vacant

For this walk, I have documented many of the vacant shops and former restaurants on the streets of Cambridge.

Mapping litter along a local walk to and from Cambridge North station

Tracking Litter

Art journal documenting litter along a local walk to and from Cambridge North station

Mapping litter on Cambridge streets

Cambridge Unmasked

Litter art journal walk from Chesterton to Hills Road via Chesterton Road, Christ's Pieces, and St Andrews Street

Mapping litter along the Castle Walk

Castle Walk

Litter journal following in the footsteps of Andrew Kershman who fetaured this walk in his book titled Walking Cambridge: 1,000 years of history in 8 walks

Mapping littered masks

Masquerade

Walk mapping and documenting discarded masks, potentially biohazards

 litter

Nature's Lament

Documenting discarded litter along the Great Ouse at Stretham Ferry Marina

Mapping discarded nitrous oxide canisters

Nitro Trail

On the trail of nitrous oxide canisters, also known 'laughing gas', littering my local streets

Mapping littered masks

Second Take

A short walk skirting Anglesey Abbey, Lode. A lovely walk but look closer and I still found litter

 litter

Litter Lanes

Photographic journal mapping litter along a 9 mile walk

Mapping litter

Making Tracks

Photographic journal mapping litter during a short walk and an initial test of the methodologies