Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Carving into abstraction

Stone, wood or any form of carving, follows a strict pattern of carefully stripping away the unwanted portions. Whether it is marble or alabaster, the process is a gradual removing away portions to reveal the form hidden in the mass. The drawing above "Carving", attempted to carve out shapes, forms and patterns by the opposite approach to carving, by drawing. Drawing out the form hidden in the paper. It's an isolated form set in the middle of the composition. Like a single rock form in a sea of sand. Or an ancient hieroglyph, a precious summary of civilization, long gone. The only trace, an almost indecipherable piece of clay, with markings, understood by only a few scholars.

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