4. CONSTRUCT DECONSTRUCT
TANDEM VIDEO DRAWING ONE.
Sticks and wire.
DRAWING BOOK ONE.
Book made 2017.
Video recorded 2021.
SCULPTURE AS DRAWING.
Paper, string, adhesive tape, detritus.
Process Line, Shape, Mark, Sequence. Collage, Layered. Action/Gesture. Press, Gravity, Weight. Drawing. De-collage.
Drawing is absolutely integral to my studio practise. The process informs and underpins all my work. For me, drawing is not about representation, it’s more a gathering and ordering of a collection of memories. Half seen, overlooked fragments, fleeting moments. It’s where marks, surfaces, shapes, lines and textures coalesce. Entirely process orientated and risky, it becomes a dialogue with the materials.
These drawings are a consequence of walking through and out of the city, cycling up steep hills and past old factories. Periphery vision through the window of a speeding train. Late night motorway car journeys. Things at my feet, the sky above.
the primal means of communication, which predates and embraces writing and
functions as a tool of conceptualisation parallel with language.” — From Deanna
Petherbridge, The Primacy of drawing.
The directness and immediacy of drawing is where I am at my most playful. Mark-making, cutting, ripping, punching holes, slicing, embossing. Often the images challenge the notion of what a drawing is or can be…