What are your favorite art blogs? Where do you go for inspiration? Do you return to your favorite artists, or do you seek out the new?
a shadow too heavy to drag behind me
a drawing made by erasing, in which the debris left behind constitutes the finished work
42 hour durational drawing performance
completed in 7, 6 hour shifts over the course of 1 week—
documentation images above were taken at the end of each shift and are presented in reverse chronological order.
- powdered graphite is buffed and burnished on a 7’ x 8’ section of wall over the course of 6 hours
- each subsequent 6 hour session is spent methodically removing the burnished graphite from the wall surface using white plastic erasers
- at the end of each 6 hour session a documentation image is taken
- all eraser shavings are preserved, as they are the drawing
- the shavings are a physical quantification of time—
each shard is embedded with the graphite that was once on the wall
and the physical exertion required to remove it
Rinus van de Velde
Look at the scale of this piece! I just discovered his work and I really enjoy the way he works with text and image in a lot of his pieces. And who among us wouldn’t want to try to make a drawing this large?!
Two pieces by “Swoon.” I love the way she combines traditional approaches to art making (drawing, woodcut, cut paper) and unexpected surfaces.
A contemporary South African artist using cut paper to create really interesting three dimensional drawings.
London based Julia McKenzie sent us some interesting work. She is interested in drawing and recording what she finds in her immediate environment, looking for the evidence of nature she can hold in her hand from her suburban garden or from her travels to the sea or countryside.
'Husk'. Ink, shellac, paper cut. (2010).
'Urchin'. Ink, shellac, paper cut. (2010).