Saturday, September 05, 2009

Process of Objectification

graphite & putty eraser with watercolour on paper collage/30x20cm

This drawing was processed as a companion to its predecessor, utilizing the reverse side of that same particular found ‘roadkill’ aluminium can as its visual source, again using watercolour to capture the colour of its patina of rust &, as a further technical development, incorporating a physical ground of torn & pasted pieces of paper, intended to refer to the folded, fragmentary, ‘Cubist’ nature of the depicted objects as they appear in their compressed, reformed state. In addition to its thus enhanced physical ‘object’ status (like its subject matter, it becomes more obviously three-dimensional with its explicitly layered surface, even if only in low relief), somewhat careworn in appearance, a noticeable aspect of the drawing is the manner in which the graphite adheres persistently to the edges of these paper fragments, within the context of the otherwise erased surface, which might also suggest the horizontals & verticals of the 'scaffolding' of a typical Cubist compositional structure.


The Avalanches 'Since I Left You'
Bjork 'Homogenic'
& homemade compilation

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