Saturday, September 19, 2009

Pears #4

Today the opposite of tomato is 'a secondhand emotion on a battered 45'

Coincidental to the double black lines/roadkill drawings conflating the genres of landscape & still life, it occurred that the horizontal format of this current series of drawings of pears (a device common also to the summer sequence of drawings of found fruit), a result of the vantage point adopted from which to observe the objects as arranged (a little more eye-level than perhaps the more elevated position traditional to the exploration of still life), might be said to do something similar, especially with a lateral expansion in numbers such as represented here.

Also coincidentally, at the time of re-reading the Phaidon monograph on the subject of Vija Celmins, I happened to spot, attached to, spun upon, the outside of the window beyond the arrangement of pears, a spider’s web, which suggested it might also be included within the composition of the drawing...

graphite & putty eraser/30x20cm


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