Moving Still Lifes
During Lockdown, I searched for different ways to connect and to focus on the materiality of my practice. Collaborating distantly with my dance-artist daughter, I drew large, expressive drawings in response to her improvised movements and they are the start of an ongoing project. Working that way also inspired me to make a new series of human-sized, dynamic charcoal drawings, based on a Mothers' Day bouquet of flowers. The resulting anthropomorphic charcoal “moving still lifes”, are shown with a colour close up filmed moving through the flowers then projected on to the drawing, creating a hypnotic atmosphere, pushing and probing the elusive surface; playing with drama, intrigue, and spectacle.