Witness. Pencil

United Kingdom

Size: 11 H x 9 W x 0.2 in

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Art Description

Drawing: Charcoal on Paper.

A drawing inspired by a walk around Lincoln Cathedral in the UK. The word 'witness' kept coming into my mind. Thoughts such as at the moment of death, we witness memories which are supposed to flash past us. I was interested in the way the living attend a funeral to witness the dead and the way we all become interested in our past ancestors. When walking into a church or cathedral, we often witness our reactions and are surprised by how moved we are. The part of us that witnesses this reaction, is a part that seems to be beyond our thoughts. It has to be, as it observes our thoughts. We therefore become aware that we are not our thoughts, but that there is a presence beyond. Since doing this pencil drawing, I have become interested in continually witnessing my thoughts, becoming aware that although we identify with our thoughts, we are not our thoughts. The pencil drawing was also done with a small amount of charcoal and a rubber. I find the process of removing marks as creative as making marks and can often provide the magic that I seek. Accidental images can evolve while rubbing out, leading the drawing into a new direction. I enjoy keeping the art work as fluid and unpreconcieved as possible, so that it speaks back to me.

Keywords: Religious, Spiritual, Loose Drawing, Cathedral, Church

Subjects: Mortality

Styles: Fine Art, Expressionism

Mediums: Charcoal

Materials: Paper

Prints: Mortality Art Prints, Fine Art Art Prints, Expressionism Art Prints, Charcoal Art Prints, Paper Art Prints

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