October 17, 2014

Smoky
Smoky

I like smoky, smudgy drawings in which the process is evident and inseparable from the image/result.  I took this image a bit out of focus intentionally to emphasize that quality.  Makes you want to squint to try to resolve it.

And there’s that exciting aspect of mystery: what is this, anyway?  I didn’t photograph the label, so I don’t know!  Perhaps a garland of garlic cloves?  The sense of the hand, the charcoal’s (?) texture and soft blackness, the interconnectedness of the forms: they are so immediate and compelling.  Drawing at the visceral level is powerful!