February 13, 2015
I have just been drawing asteroids with a ball point pen, after the Horizon programme featuring the dangers of small asteroids to our planet, shown again on Thursday 12th February. This was of special interest as the Society of Graphic Fine Art’s optional theme for its 94th Open Annual Exhibition at the Menier Gallery in Southwark, London is ‘Time and Space’. I’m still thinking about the time part!
|Asteroids, Probe and Star|
The images reminded me of pebbles on the beach, some smooth some rough, and that space has its own texture, more granular than the imagined homogeneous void. I drew various shapes while viewing, then worked into the shapes, the small tool disallowing any homogeneity and resulting in a rather organically grained surface.
For details about entering or visiting the Open Exhibition see the Society of Graphic Fine Art website at www.sgfa.org.uk
The Art of Winter
Friday 28th September to Friday 30th November ecember
Shacks, Stones, Walls and Ruins: in ink and watercolour
16th October to 6th November
Black and White
Saturday 27th October 10.00am to 3.00pm