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BLIND CONTOUR 1 Drawing

Samuel Fleming Lewis

United States

Drawing, Graphite on Canvas

Size: 48 W x 48 H x 1.5 D in

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Blind Contour 1 was reworked to refine the drawings and to add a rich brown background color. The new background color was created with a combination of coffee, chocolate, sepia, Japanese ink and acrylic. The rework was completed October 8, 2021. Blind contour is a technique of drawing where the artist looks away from the subject to create an image. To create a self-portrait the artist may look at a mirror to draw him/her self. When I use myself as a model I close my eyes and feel my face and body with one hand while drawing with the other. After creating small self-portraits of my face I began to wonder what it would be like to work life size. The two figures were my first two attempts to do figurative works in decades. A sense of liberation comes from the practice because judgmental eyes and thoughts are eliminated. Imagination is free to create from within. I see these two combined drawings as best friends.

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Drawing:Graphite on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:48 W x 48 H x 1.5 D in

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SAMUEL FLEMING LEWIS ARTIST STATEMENT I am an American artist best known for my abstract mixed media works on paper, collage works on canvas, and blind contour portrait drawings. The foundation of my work is collage. Incorporating my drawing or drafting methods with recycled printed materials, graphic design, and African art, I create collages. My collage pieces unite geometric shapes, abstracted forms, repetition, color, and patterns. I'm currently producing archival-quality digital monoprints by reinventing my collage, painting, and drawing works with new colors and compositions. My abstract representations of what I see or feel in my mind's eye are my blind contour portraits. I have complete freedom to create abstract portraits thanks to the drawing technique. While studying faces on images or African masks, I use graphite pencil, ink, oil-stick, or acrylic markers. I also utilize my face or body as a model by touching it while drawing. I want the handmade quality of my collages and drawings to attract the interest of viewers. As an artist, I produce vibrant graphic compositions that allow viewers to drift into the realm of artistic expression. Some of my works subtly raises awareness of prejudice, injustice, racial bias, homophobia, human rights, and other concerns while simultaneously being visually appealing.

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