Sonata, - 2012
These works are related to music and they have their genesis in a series of plucked string drawings using ink, made whilst listening to the music of John Cage. The rhythm and sound of the strings snapping against the paper was a significant element of the process. In formal terms, rhythm and the balance of line and space concerns me and these drawings inevitably reference the golden section and frequently subvert it. The influence of John Cage in no way suggests a relinquishing control over the final image. The drawings are orchestrated, slowly developed, with the measured tones of Bach as much contained within them as the randomness of Cage. With this, the seventh of the quartet series I am moving in the direction of architecture.
76 x 56 cm
Graphite, charcoal, chalk and wax
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