Scar drawings

Open Studio Exhibition

February 2011

  • Details from Scar series: 21 drawings, each 420 x 297 mm, pencil on paper

  • Details from Scar series: 21 drawings, each 420 x 297 mm, pencil on paper

  • Details from Scar series: 21 drawings, each 420 x 297 mm, pencil on paper

  • Details from Scar series: 21 drawings, each 420 x 297 mm, pencil on paper

This series are all studies from the beech wood next to the studio. Scars, where branches have fallen off or the bark has been damaged in some other way, are like ripples closing back in around the wound, healing but always leaving a trace of the tree’s own history. The drawings are scored into the paper over and over until the paper itself wears through taking on a scarring of it’s own.