Process Drawings and
Videos from the Field
January 8- February 1, 2014
Meet the Artist:
Saturday, January 18, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 1, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
“I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.” John Muir
The act of making dictates the form of each of the works in, FLOW: Process Drawings and Videos from the Field. Tantric orbs and loops populate small drawings on paper. Color, here, is limited to the range of pigment found in leaves that are bunched and rolled into drawing tools. Wavering light and pulsing focus animate a shallow depth of field in process videos made in tandem with the drawings, punctuated by a rhythmic flow of sound. These intimate works, created in the field, are residue of a fugitive state of being or awareness.
· The drawings are made on site, sitting in the woods, by rolling leaves into pencil shapes and drawing with them, rubbing the leaf pigment into the paper. No other pigment or tool is used.
· The drawings “make” the videos—that is to say the video camera (an iPhone) is perched on the wooden shingle on which the drawing is made. The friction of the act of drawing on the shingle generates both the sound you hear and the vibration that causes the image to quiver.
· The knot hole in the shingle became the viewfinder in the “View: Lunar Knot” series of works. p