Drawing as a way of Thinking Residency Box Hill Art Centre Melbourne, November 2016
My recent role as artist in residence at Box Hill Community Art Centre, Melbourne, November 2016 provided the space and time for a thorough exploration of the role that drawing plays in my artistic practice.
The act of drawing out of oneself into material space was not only linked to how I thought about drawing and making, but, was a complete bodily experience that united the senses.
The process of drawing was one where a trilogy of: think | make | reflect formed and informed the work, which was firmly entrenched in the materiality of the medium. And, in many ways, the drawing process was totally reliant by the use of everyday materials that form as part of studio life.
Making through thinking about 'drawings' materiality was the primary conceptual premise that framed the body of work that came out of the residency. The act of drawing - drawing itself was process driven, intuitive and was without any internal disruptive narratives or judgements. The experience of making in this manner was disparately clean; osmosis provided a blending of personal material interests [ tactile | sensory | tacit ] art historical narratives - contemporary art practice - my teaching practice and philosophy - that when triaged, crossed over and worked their way through the materials to create works of art that were reductive in their aesthetic and nature.
Materials graphite powder paper towel khozo paper ink and sunlight