Charcoal on paper 42 x 59 cms
I return to the bronze. Having started a charcoal work at home I realise that my reference material is lacking.
Detail from the bronze.
I focus on proportions. Charcoal on paper 120 x 42 cms
My intention is not to replicate but to connect emotionally with the work. My experimental drawing classes have started again, one life drawing, one self portraits where the aim is essence not likeness. This is an extraordinary process which takes time and trust. Much of the drawing is completed using the non dominant hand, focusing solely on the subject without referencing the work. Scary but illuminating. It is only when the work is ‘complete’ that you work into the generated image looking at the subject and the work.
The other sculpture I am keen to work with is the water damaged Christ.
The damage gives the sculpture an eerie, otherworldly quality. I will be using the same experimental drawing process.