Adding and subtracting marks to build layers, rubbing and blending to create fluidity and a sense of movement.
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ABOUT THE WORK
Material: Paper,Soft Pastel,Charcoal
My drawing process begins with a camera. With the aperture open, I use it as a sketching tool creating distorted,... Read More
My drawing process begins with a camera. With the aperture open, I use it as a sketching tool creating distorted, blurred images of moving figures and faces. My subjects might be strangers that I pass on the street or people who I am familiar with and whose stories I have come to know. Layers of light and shadow, areas of density and transparency, and the subtle disfigurement depicted in the intentionally blurred photographs are reinterpreted on a large-scale through charcoal and soft pastel.
As I develop a drawing, I employ a procedure that is both additive and subtractive: Form and value is created, it is erased or wiped away, then the image is drawn again. This thinking and rethinking and drawing and redrawing is not only a means for visualizing movement, but it also builds a path towards understanding our collective state—the state of being in constant motion.