Pencil Drawing

An on going series of collages looking a various components of drawing. Each image contains one complete pencil.

Artist statement –

"This is the beginnings of a process looking at the materiality of the objects that inform artistic practice.  By literally exploding, dissolving and collaging broken down artists tools we reveal their history and legacy. Whether the pencil graphite is from mines in China or the New Mexican cotton farms that make rag made paper - each artwork is a testimony to a globalized economy and the unseen geography of the tools by which we make art. “

This study informs a larger series of pieces with the working title of – drawing on drawing. The series looks at one of the oldest and most fundamental aspects of artist practice but instead of following a traditional route of the discipline – still life or figurative work - the series takes core practice components - mark making, the body, graphite and paper - and sees how, from within these tools, broader cultural and social impacts can be drawn out.