Out of the wood

Snowdrops, and alder twigs in a Japanese tea cup.  The finished drawing I began on Ash Wednesday, a day that for various reasons always has me meditating on death and renewal.  It seemed more than appropriate – significant to work in pure charcoal; that simplest of materials derived from very slowly burning the small, otherwise useless pieces of wood.  In that sense the drawing is, in both subject matter and physically – ‘out of the wood’.

Drawing begun on Ash Wednesday.  Completed in 10 days

Charcoal on Arches 350 gsm paper HP
Chopin Nocturne No.1 in B-flat minor, Op. 9

In our end is our beginning…


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