Tuesday, 27 March 2012


Drawing in the Yorkhsire Dales

  Thursday 22nd March 

A day spent drawing viaducts in the Yorkshire Dale has resulted in a collection of drawings that seek out the strength of the bridge and speak of the way the landscape was manipulated in an age when tools and engineering was not as sophisticated as it was to become in modern times. Many of the structures took years to construct and many lives were lost in the process.

The drawings, recored in a drawing book using a soluble wax crayon with water added when needed, reflect the rolling landscape and the way that the various viaducts become as one with the countryside.  Produced on site, the drawings are.

For the first time I have mixed blind drawings with sighted work and this highlights in an exciting way the differences between the two methods of working. 

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