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.