Drawing with ink and thread

Jun 5, 2020 | Blog, Drawing, Sculpture, Sound

The studio at SVA is open again and I have been working on some drawings and paper models in my space down there. I got stuck with my stone carving for a few weeks and I thought it might be good to come at it from a different angle all together.

These drawings are a combination of planned/ spontaneous forms. I enjoy the speedy contrast to the carving. Drawing and working in a mix of materials informs my process, I like the new angles and questions it offers. It all relates!

With these ink drawings I am fascinated by the copper colour it dries into, its relation to form and light and although 2-D some of these drawings have sculptural aspects which I tried to take further by cutting the drawings up and modelling them adding thread.

Blue ink drawing

Blue ink drawing

Ink and thread model

Ink and thread model

 

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