Drawing | 34 Images

Drawing

Drawing is a time honored skill that allows the artist to capture thoughts, emotions and moments through the use of traditional materials, pencil, charcoal, pastel on paper or less conventional materials, insect pins. With each drawing I work to capture movement and texture through non-representational drawings and gesture.

The gesture is a recurring path; an avenue on which to begin a journey, the journey itself being punctuated by side trips along the way.  My method of working is instinctual.  Each stroke is built with layers of strong, bold line, the impression of structural form and overlaid by veils of delicate tracery and illusion.  These layers combine to enhance the sense of repetition, but it is the broad gesture that defines and directs each stroke and the layers of additional texture. 

Even when submerged in the physicality of the line, the memory of that motion builds and is experienced again and again on the page through recurring strokes.   The intensity with which I “relive’ a movement is tempered by the overlay of ghost gestures juxtaposed with the dominant stroke; each line and layer is separate, yet dependent upon the other creating a tension between voracity and vulnerability to convey an overall sense of strength and harmony.

 

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Searching Out The Core
Searching Out The Core
Searching Out The Core Reversed
Searching Out The Core Reversed
Bridging the Great Divide
Bridging the Great Divide
Converging Twin Systems
Converging Twin Systems
What Lies Beneath The Arctic Seas
What Lies Beneath The Arctic Seas
Solitary System
Solitary System
Tracing The Underground Waterway
Tracing The Underground Waterway
Triple Convergence
Triple Convergence
Colliding Monoliths
Colliding Monoliths
Converging Storms, Tryptic
Converging Storms, Tryptic
Converging Storms, Tryptic detail
Converging Storms, Tryptic detail
Converging Storms, Tryptic detail
Converging Storms, Tryptic detail
Whipt
Whipt
Ribboned Overlay
Ribboned Overlay
Escaped Madness
Escaped Madness
Crustatean
Crustatean
Ovo II
Ovo II
Ovo I
Ovo I
Ovo V
Ovo V
Ovo IV
Ovo IV
Ovo III
Ovo III
Ovo VI
Ovo VI
Half Drop
Half Drop
Scree
Scree
Ocean IX
Ocean IX
Chatter
Chatter
Oh Shot
Oh Shot
Concentric O's
Concentric O's
O Stubbs
O Stubbs
Swoosh
Swoosh
Thatch
Thatch
Splayed
Splayed
XOX
XOX
Exposed
Exposed