Monday, November 29, 2010

Tracking Snow

Charcoal, pencil and pigment ink transfer on paper, 22" x 30"
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This large drawing is another in the recent group I've been doing. I guess it rightfully belongs in the "Heaven and Earth" series, which you can read about here and here. I love building up these gestural marks, using the natural movement of my hand and arm. I'm after a kind of "worked" surface that implies a sense of time, movement and flexible, ambiguous space--a field where virtually anything might occur.

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Sheila Vaughan said...

This is a quite beautiful drawing but I think it highlights the drawback of the internet in a way because to see the full beauty and explore this it needs to be seen in full size I imagine. I have clicked twice and now see a child, dogs, footprints, as you say, movement and ambiguity. It's a lovely piece Don.

Don Gray said...

You're right, Sheila. Subtlety of surface is impossible to capture on the internet. The drawing is more about the character of the mark-making than it is about finding the figurative elements, and much of that character is lost in reproduction. Thanks for your thoughts.