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...