Monday, April 27, 2009

Excavating the abstract

In Abstract art, for me, unearthing what lies hidden in the paper and the mind, becomes the challenge. "Excavating" the drawing on the right, grew, drew out of this slow, painstaking process, not with a small paint brush, tediously, brushing aside the dirt, as is common with archaeologists, but, excavating to reveal new, not old forms. With a pen, scratching, digging out the forms, that lie hidden... in my mind. Charcoal, pen, pencil pastel and acrylic wash helps to bring the forms to fruition.

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