4. CONSTRUCT DECONSTRUCT
    RECONSTRUCT



TANDEM VIDEO DRAWING ONE.
Sticks and wire.
Remixed 2021.



DRAWING BOOK ONE.
Book made 2017.
Video recorded 2021.


SCULPTURE AS DRAWING.
Paper, string, adhesive tape, detritus.
Variable dimensions.
Date unknown.


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.

“Drawing is 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…

“A discourse between definition and the unresolved, the systematic and chaotic, certainty and speculation.— From The Good Drawing, CCW Bright 7




DRAWING TESTS SET ONE.
Nine possibilities.
Drawing, acrylic paint, ink and detritus collage on paper.
Each panel – 10cm X 10cm.
2020.

CONSTRUCT DECONSTRUCT RECONSTRUCT 1.
Drawing, acrylic paint, ink and detritus collage on paper.
200 X 200cm.
2018.

DRAWING TESTS SET TWO.
Nine possibilities.
Drawing, acrylic paint, ink and detritus collage on paper.
Each panel – 10cm X 10cm.
2020.

BLACK DETRITUS DRAWING.
Found objects / detritus. String, wire, cardboard, gloss paint, MDF.
200 X 200cm.
2017.

DRAWING TESTS SET THREE.
Nine possibilities.
Drawing, acrylic paint, ink, monoprint and detritus collage on paper.
Each panel – 10cm X 10cm.
2021.

CONSTRUCT DECONSTRUCT RECONSTRUCT 11.
Drawing, acrylic paint, ink, photograms and detritus collage on paper.
200 X 200cm.
2019.



TANDEM VIDEO DRAWING 2.
Paper.
Remixed 2021.



CONSTRUCT DECONSTRUCT RECONSTRUCT 2.
Drawing, acrylic paint, ink and detritus collage on paper.
130 X 110cm.
2018.

CONSTRUCT DECONSTRUCT RECONSTRUCT 3.
Drawing, acrylic paint, ink and detritus collage on paper.
130 X 110cm.
2018.

CONSTRUCT DECONSTRUCT RECONSTRUCT 4.
Drawing, acrylic paint, ink and detritus collage on paper.
130 X 110cm.
2017.

CONSTRUCT DECONSTRUCT RECONSTRUCT 5.
Drawing, acrylic paint, ink and detritus collage on paper.
260 X 220cm.
2017.

CONSTRUCT DECONSTRUCT RECONSTRUCT 6.
Drawing, acrylic paint, ink and detritus collage on paper.
130 X 110cm.
2017.

CONSTRUCT DECONSTRUCT RECONSTRUCT 7.
Drawing, acrylic paint, ink and detritus collage on paper.
130 X 110cm.
2017.

CONSTRUCT DECONSTRUCT RECONSTRUCT 8.
Drawing, acrylic paint, ink and detritus collage on paper.
130 X 110cm.
2017.

CONSTRUCT DECONSTRUCT RECONSTRUCT 9.
Drawing, acrylic paint, ink and detritus collage on paper.
130 X 110cm.
2016.

CONSTRUCT DECONSTRUCT RECONSTRUCT 10.
Drawing, acrylic paint, ink and detritus collage on paper.
130 X 110cm.
2016.

CONSTRUCT DECONSTRUCT RECONSTRUCT 12.
Drawing, acrylic paint, ink and detritus collage on paper.
50 X 50cm.
2019.



DRAWING BOOK TWO.
Book made 2017.
Video recorded 2021.


Mark