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The tissue drawings were positioned on top of a window located in front of the section of hedge we have been investigating. I’m interested in the interaction between the original source and the drawing.
I’m excited by this layering and interaction. The above photograph suggests a rip in the drawing revealing the sky behind and I think on as to how moving, parting and tearing could become an further extension of the work.
These images set me thinking about “borrowed scenery”- a technique employed within the creation of traditional Japanese gardens. The garden is composed in such a way as to frame/“borrow”, various elements from the outlying countryside eg. The peaks of distant mountains drawn in visually by the boughs of carefully manipulated trees.
On this our last day our collaboration continues to open up possibilities for development of the work.
This was a first for both myself and P2 to experiment with drawing on tissues. (Well actually P2, I discovered this at 10pm the night before while I was doing some extra prep for our time together.)
The resulting qualities within the water-sprayed drawings are indeed alluring, particularly the interplay between; opaque and translucent, taught and wrinkled, and defined black line with the haze of layered imagery.
Don’t I wish we had another 10 weeks working together P2…
P2 then had to imagine they themselves were inside the hedge and had to find a space to look out through between their tissue drawings.
Everyone became very excited about the idea of peering out through the drawings.
P2 made delicate drawings of some of the details they had seen within the hedge, using permanent, black pen on tissues.
With great delight, they positioned each tissue drawing on a window pane, using a water sprayer.
P2 had been asked to imagine themselves as small creature, the size of their little finger nail, living in the deep, dark, dense places within the hedge.
The previous week they had visited these places and had been asked to answer two questions “What can you see ?” and “What can you hear?”. They made reminder drawings and notes.
This week again, as the imagined small creature, they made drawings and notes in association with the senses of smell and touch.