Unauthorized Dark Surge, parts 1-30, 2020

 

Charcoal, pastel, coffee on paper; each part 15x41cm/ total 165x135cm

 

Drawing has been a critical companion at night for many years. There is an energy, or lack of, and head space that’s very particular to the dark hours. It allows me to anchor and filter the good bad and ugly of living into something both unknown yet strangely familiar and reassuring. They are hybrid environments – ambiguous fusions and meltdowns of landscape, architecture and the body.

 

This 30-part work is the contents and cover of the most recent of ongoing small drawing books. It captures a turbulent surge associated with a particular time – August 16 to September 5, 2020; an epic time of change with the recent passing of my parents and the wash of the pandemic.

Unauthorized Dark Surge, parts 1-30, 2020
Unauthorized Dark Surge, parts 1-30, 2020
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#4    20/8/2020
#4 20/8/2020
#8    31/8/2020
#8 31/8/2020
#22    18/9/2020
#22 18/9/2020
#25    22/9/2020
#25 22/9/2020

Other recent drawing:

Tents and Landscape, 2016-2020; charcoal & pastel on paper, 152x112cm (2 panels)
Tents and Landscape, 2016-2020; charcoal & pastel on paper, 152x112cm (2 panels)

Night drawings:

A Familiar Place I Do Not Know

Charcoal & Pastel on paper, 28x38cm (series of 15)

 

27-29/4/2020
27-29/4/2020
24/4/2020
24/4/2020
10/1/2020
10/1/2020