A drawing in 35 parts (Def: 'one of the extremely small constituents of matter, as an atom or nucleus...an elementary particle, quark, or gluon.'
Whilst travelling through monsoon India in 2017 I settled in Kerala, Southern India for a while and made a few drawings in response to what was around me. This one I made during a particular night after storms that had lasted for weeks. The night was so dark, the sky was so clear it looked bejewelled with all colours possible refracting and creating swirls of shimmering, glittering patterns. This drawing is my interpretation of a small part of that sky.
I made the drawing in inks on black paper that measured H 50 x W 70 cms and then I unmade and remade the drawing into the smaller works, dividing the paper into equal parts of 35. As I was travelling very light this was to make the work more manageable but also I felt that in doing so each part becomes more significant somehow.
The 35 (10 x 10 cm) drawings will be sent generically mounted for protection but unframed so you can decide exactly how you want to show them? Please ask if you have questions about this and I will help.
each drawing is intended to have a 1 cm white border around it within a mount.....they can be individually framed and then rehung very close together to reform the image ....or mounted into one piece of mount board and spaced apart or even framed and placed in entirely different places.....with 35 different people......why not!
They will come stacked and wrapped individually in tissue. They will each be clearly numbered on the back for easy reassembly. For example 1/1 would mean 1st row first column etc.
I have upload details of some of the individual parts as well as ideas for showing etc.
For some time I have been making work that uses repetition, multiples and patterning as a translator for ideas that I am interested in...the collective mind, macrocosms, microcosms, algorithms, fractals, geometry and various other theories that discuss synchronicity, connections, similarities, cause and effect and the intertwining and enfolding within these disciplines.
The continual similarities between an image of a nebula, a cell, a flower, a fractal, a raindrop, gives me a motif, a symbol, a signifier, a switch, that turns the work into whatever the viewer is open to see. Physically destroying (?) transforming a completed work into many parts of its self translates these ideas perfectly for me as the work is reborn, recycled, redeemed and evolved into a new thing, a new way of being.