Limb drawings

Open Studio Exhibition

February 2011

  • Details from Limb series: 12 drawings, each 841 x 594 mm, graphite on paper

  • Details from Limb series: 12 drawings, each 841 x 594 mm, graphite on paper

  • Details from Limb series: 12 drawings, each 841 x 594 mm, graphite on paper

  • Details from Limb series: 12 drawings, each 841 x 594 mm, graphite on paper

Powdered graphite is applied with the fingertips, describing the surface of broken off tree limbs, collected after the heavy snow. The drawings lie on the surface of the paper. I wanted to make them seem like they would blow away at any moment, echoing the transience of the decaying wood, rotting back into the earth.