It was the most tiring but rewarding process. Instead of my hand making a walk around on the paper, my entire body was moving with the forms. The process made me come back to the thought that seeing a drawing is like the act of reading. My eye falls upon the much larger marks of these wall drawings as it would words, picking out the gestures and visual differences.
I decided to call this work (which was made in an alcove, on walls parallel from each other) Astride and Afar. There were interactions that happened between the forms and the trim molding and the windows, a kind of hugging, touching, straddling- so astride. Afar because the work still seems, with all of its bigness, not here but somewhere further away.
I hope to do this more and to be sure to bring Bengay.
Day 1 of a wall drawing project for UVAA, for their show Ephemeral.