Works on Paper
I was inspired to make this series while reading the The Black Angel, a biography about Arshille Gorky. By establishing specific guidelines, I was able to create a consistent body of work. Each drawing was completed in two hours; the paper plane was divided into three sections. Then, each section was randomly chosen and divided again, into three areas. This was done a total of nine times, resulting in a spontaneous abstract composition. The color scheme used for each drawing was based on a basic understanding of color theory and, a nine-tone value scale. By laying out colored pencils in a row, light to dark, I was able to work quickly and avoid over analyzing. I limited the use of each tone to three areas. Each drawing evolved differently, but the number three set perimeters to create a cohesive series.