Three new autumnal pictures on the Photography page.
There are nine new images in the Drawings Gallery from today, a selection of my favourites from September and October. I consciously tried to reduce the number of outline shapes, preferring to get lines and marks working together to create forms. I also try to avoid standard hatching to mimic tonal areas. When dark areas occur, as in 9-10-14-04, they are formed through the accretion of a variety of types of mark making. Because drawing is very gradual and quite controlled, I’ve tried to allow freer marks by occasionally pushing the pen using both hands, drawing blindly while observing other forms, turning the page or using my weaker hand. This way I can avoid some of the routine stylisms that would otherwise spew out, knowing that I am controlling the developing form as a whole.
I recognise frontal vertical images with horizontal bands as a recurring feature in my photographs. I blame Rothko for an early abstract epiphany…
Goat – Hide From The Sun – Commune
Goat – World Music – album
John Kongos – He’s Gonna Step On You Again – Kongos
Oasis – Don’t Look Back In Anger – (What’s The Story) Morning Glory
The Wytches – Wire Frame Mattress – Annabel Dream Reader
David Bowie – After All – The Man Who Sold The World
T. Rex – The Slider – The Slider
T. Rex – Cadilac – The Slider
King Crimson – Lament – Starless And Bible Black
Amplifier – Black Rainbow – All The World’s A Stage
Joy Division – Shadowplay – Unknown Pleasures
David Bowie – Low – album
Slade – Do You Want Me – B-Sides
Jimi Hendrix – Angel – Cornerstones
The Beatles – Dear Prudence – The White Album
Jimi Hendrix – Voodoo Child – Electric Ladyland
Gangahr – Powder – Transgressive 10
Underworld – Dirty Epic – Dubnobasswithmyheadman
Neu! – See Land – Neu! ’75
Six new somewhat abstract images in The Elemental Alternative World gallery.