Saturday, March 20, 2010
Drawing & Photography
graphite & putty eraser, with watercolour/30x20cm
This particular drawing features the reverse plane of the found subject/object matter as represented in the most immediately-previous of the 'roadkill' diptych sequence, similarly crumpled & flattened into a reconfigured form, again its familiar blue & gold livery perhaps offering enough of a synecdochal suggestion as to its brand identity.
Prior to adding the finishing touches to the drawing rainy, awaiting an improvement in the prevailing natural 'light' conditions in order to do so, a murky Saturday morning stroll became leavened by the discovery of some fresh 'roadkill' along the course of one of the stretches of the local double black lines road markings, on this ocassion two examples, 'Lilt' with a dash of lemonade...
Jesca Hoop 'Hunting My Dress'
Mark Mulcahy 'Fathering' & 'In Pursuit of Your Happiness'
Scritti Politti 'Cupid & Psyche 85'
'Hunting My Dress' continues the process of the revelation of its secrets slowly & subtly, developing along its course into a profound experience, with moments of intense, heart-bursting wonder & loveliness. An album as idiosyncratic & unclassifiable as its predecessor 'Kismet', yet with its own singular charms & surprising delights, a concentrated suite of songs of often complex structures that one might not unreasonably consider somewhat 'Cubist' in their multi-faceted nature, the occasional necessary harsh, spiky angularity countered & mellowed by an abiding sensuality, rich & resonant in textures & tones, both sonic & lyrical, grounded in nature & humanity, a quality pleasantly epitomised during the singing of 'Tulip', where Jesca's voice is at one point heard stripped of mannerism, clear & pure & beautiful. Altogether a most conducive accompaniment to the drawing process.