9 March 2012

Out of the wood


















Snowdrops, and alder twigs in a Japanese tea cup.  The finished drawing I began on Ash Wednesday, a day that for various reasons always has me meditating on death and renewal.  It seemed more than appropriate - significant to work in pure charcoal; that simplest of materials derived from very slowly burning the small, otherwise useless pieces of wood.  In that sense the drawing is, in both subject matter and physically - 'out of the wood'.

Drawing begun on Ash Wednesday.  Completed in 10 days

Charcoal on Arches 350 gsm paper HP
Chopin Nocturne No.1 in B-flat minor, Op. 9

In our end is our beginning...

5 comments:

  1. Just beautiful. Such a sense of peace and fragility.

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  2. Fantastic, Sarah. Well done on yet another piece of amazing art. Gavin.

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  3. Just 'discovered' you at the RWA, must head to Bath now...Love this snowdrop picture.

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  4. Hi, myself Sharath from India and I am also a artist. I really like your body of works and you have so understanding of the medium and I like how u translate and handle the medium..............

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