Solo Expedition #3

After stretching a 150x150cm sheet of Fabriano and testing out various background mediums such as thinned out acrylic, tinted chalk paint and pastel I decided that a mixture of charcoal powder, pastel and chalk would create the best ground for my drawing. I drew up my preliminary sketch today and created the mixed base forContinue reading “Solo Expedition #3”

Solo Expedition #2

For my next drawing, I’m testing background tones, texture and color. I want the background to have a sense of otherworldliness and I’m trying out muted pastel blues, greens and pinks at the moment. The texture is also important for how the drawing will look and it’s workability. Charcoal sits well on a very thinContinue reading “Solo Expedition #2”

Solo Expedition #1

There are ten weeks to go to my first solo exhibition after years of study and various group shows. I’m writing these excerpts as an exercise to quickly map my progress (and setbacks) to make sense of my ideas for myself along with a traditional sketchbook. My Studio I’ve reached that stage in my researchContinue reading “Solo Expedition #1”

Liminal Space

You can define liminal space in several different ways. It comes from the Latin root word “limen,” which means threshold. Liminal spaces are transitional or transformative spaces. They are the waiting areas between one point in time and space and the next. Often, when we are in liminal spaces, we have the feeling of just being onContinue reading “Liminal Space”

6Marks: CCAD Graduate Artists, Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork 19th-25th Oct 2017

My site-specific response involved drawing slowly but continuously on rolled paper with charcoal to record the passing of light through the gallery over the performance period. Changing viewpoint in a clockwise direction every 45 minutes and recording new elements, I mapped the changing light as it penetrated the space and the resulting shadows, I implementedContinue reading “6Marks: CCAD Graduate Artists, Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork 19th-25th Oct 2017”