Friday, 12 March 2010

Belated drawing blog!


I'm so rubbish at blogging. Basically, here are some drawings, from quite a few weeks ago now... It was a 3 week drawing project for Supporting Study (- where we have the option to choose a different area to work in), taught by Sally the textiles tutor and Tim Jones, aka Mit Senoj - a somewhat eccentric and entertaining man who won the Jerwood Prize for drawing. He is seriously good at drawing.

The theme for this project was to choose an object which represented us, and really delve into the meaning of that object. I chose my Doc Martens, which I have worn almost every day for over a year and a half, alternating between 2 pairs. I had a slow start but, once I got into the swing of things, really enjoyed it and I'm really happy with the work I produced.

It became a project about memory, emotion and narrative, about the places I have been and the things I've experienced, the feelings that these boots carry around with them. The lines (so many lines...) are basically a metaphor for footsteps, they give the work a rhythmic quality which I rather like.

So now, I proudly present, a visual love letter to my DMs...