Artwork for sale tagged with: Graphite drawing on black paper

Light Beam- 1

Light Beam- 1

Light Beam

As with ‘Light Land’, I drew this little ‘Light Beam’ series during the days, it is only ever a few days here, of deep snow. The whole world changed into light and dark into blue shadows and intense light. I am especially fond of these two drawings. Whilst drawing I worked only with natural light as it reflected from the snow outside into my studio, I was able to be focused on the changing light conditions on the black paper, more a feeling than anything else…I can still go back there with a clear memory and a ‘knowing’ of the movement of natural light in that winter wonderland.

Light Beam- 2

Light Beam- 2

Light Beam

As with ‘Light Land’, I drew this little ‘Light Beam’ series during the days, it is only ever a few days here, of deep snow. The whole world changed into light and dark into blue shadows and intense light. I am especially fond of these two drawings. Whilst drawing I worked only with natural light as it reflected from the snow outside into my studio, I was able to be focused on the changing light conditions on the black paper, more a feeling than anything else…I can still go back there with a clear memory and a ‘knowing’ of the movement of natural light in that winter wonderland.

Light Burst- 1

Light Burst- 1

Light Burst

Soon after ‘Light Beam’ I felt pretty stuck, dipping into a quiet place of uncertainty and many questions, too many questions, my intentions became unclear and I lost my way. These moments are so important, even if unpleasant. I tried to find qualities of light whilst literally poking around in the dark. Some of the ‘Light Burst’ series where drawn whilst listening to music. I love music and it helped me to draw on days when I felt little motivation. It took me a few weeks of working before I realised that I was not drawing to explore light anymore and I was drawing to sound.

Light Burst- 2

Light Burst- 2

Light Burst

Soon after ‘Light Beam’ I felt pretty stuck, dipping into a quiet place of uncertainty and many questions, too many questions, my intentions became unclear and I lost my way. These moments are so important, even if unpleasant. I tried to find qualities of light whilst literally poking around in the dark. Some of the ‘Light Burst’ series where drawn whilst listening to music. I love music and it helped me to draw on days when I felt little motivation. It took me a few weeks of working before I realised that I was not drawing to explore light anymore and I was drawing to sound.

Light Burst- 3

Light Burst- 3

Light Burst

Soon after ‘Light Beam’ I felt pretty stuck, dipping into a quiet place of uncertainty and many questions, too many questions, my intentions became unclear and I lost my way. These moments are so important, even if unpleasant. I tried to find qualities of light whilst literally poking around in the dark. Some of the ‘Light Burst’ series where drawn whilst listening to music. I love music and it helped me to draw on days when I felt little motivation. It took me a few weeks of working before I realised that I was not drawing to explore light anymore and I was drawing to sound.

Light Burst- 4

Light Burst- 4

Light Burst

Soon after ‘Light Beam’ I felt pretty stuck, dipping into a quiet place of uncertainty and many questions, too many questions, my intentions became unclear and I lost my way. These moments are so important, even if unpleasant. I tried to find qualities of light whilst literally poking around in the dark. Some of the ‘Light Burst’ series where drawn whilst listening to music. I love music and it helped me to draw on days when I felt little motivation. It took me a few weeks of working before I realised that I was not drawing to explore light anymore and I was drawing to sound.

Light Burst- 5

Light Burst- 5

Light Burst

Soon after ‘Light Beam’ I felt pretty stuck, dipping into a quiet place of uncertainty and many questions, too many questions, my intentions became unclear and I lost my way. These moments are so important, even if unpleasant. I tried to find qualities of light whilst literally poking around in the dark. Some of the ‘Light Burst’ series where drawn whilst listening to music. I love music and it helped me to draw on days when I felt little motivation. It took me a few weeks of working before I realised that I was not drawing to explore light anymore and I was drawing to sound.

Light Land- 1

Light Land- 1

Light Land

The natural world is not very often present in my work, I am not thinking about landscapes when drawing, ‘Light Land’ is a bit of an exception, I felt moonlight on a snowy hill.

Light Architecture – 1

Light Architecture – 1

Light Architecture

I made the ‘Light Architecture’ drawings alongside my first big public art installation ‘Passing Light’, my thoughts at the time were full of big structures and how the light moves through them. It was then that I discovered how much I enjoyed drawing with graphite on black paper.

Sound- 1

Sound- 1

Sound

This is a new beginning after years of being concerned with qualities of light and shadow it is time to move on. This ‘Sound’ series is a start. When I draw I work within these restrictions

-only draw to sound or music

-only make a mark if you feel something

-play with different sounds that are just around

Light Architecture- 2

Light Architecture- 2

Light Architecture

I made the ‘Light Architecture’ drawings alongside my first big public art installation ‘Passing Light’, my thoughts at the time were full of big structures and how the light moves through them. It was then that I discovered how much I enjoyed drawing with graphite on black paper.

Light Form- 2

Light Form- 2

Light Form

Working on black paper is the most natural way of drawing for me, currently reflecting on my drawing practise I realise that when I am working on a dark background I am working with light trying to get closer to the qualities of light. As a sculptor form and space is my main tool to work with and in these drawings, forms are building or light moves around a form.