Over the last 20 years Anthony Pelchen has worked with people from all demographics, orchestrating what he calls Collective Swabs. Dynamic, large scale group drawings which emerge from a short amount of time and a critical mass of willing participants. For those who think they cannot draw/paint, it provides a process that prompts the individual mark and an acceptance of adjustment by others, opening up exciting, unimaginative possibilities. For those who know they can draw, it grows their existing practice by suggesting new ways of working and looking.
In Novemeber, 2018, this process happened in the streets of Melaka, Malaysia.
COLLECTIVE SWAB PROJECTS
I See You/You See Me - Melaka 2018