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.
Other recent drawing:
A Familiar Place I Do Not Know
Charcoal & Pastel on paper, 28x38cm (series of 15)