‘To live is to leave traces’ Walter Benjamin (1935)
These drawings concern the fragility and preciousness of life explored through the close study of surfaces disrupted by human actions. Using graphite and paper I have invested time in the careful and detailed life size renderings of these traces of existence, elevating the ordinary to the extraordinary.
For me drawing is like touching, sculpting with a pencil. I aim to evoke our senses, memories and feelings of vulnerability and security. These drawings are as they are, mistakes and all, no eraser, one mark, one life, however it turns out.