Drawing with thread
I'm really interested in the way a line drawn from life can describe the moment in time between the artist and subject. This new series explores the translation into craft, and the time it takes to fix a fleeting observation. I started with my recent New York sketchbooks, and tried to re-capture some (mainly food and drink!) moments.
Italian Sausage: Embroidery silks and acrylic on canvas, 54cm x 52cm, and below, the original drawing from life: coloured pencil in A5 sketchbook.
The Naked Cowgirl: Embroidery silks and acrylic on canvas,
Jesus saves: Embroidery silks and acrylic on canvas,
Detail from 'Casciano's to go': Acrylic, cotton and embroidery silks on canvas. 40cm x 54cm, and part of the original drawing from life, coloured pencil on paper.
Yotel rooftop New York: Acrylic and embroidery silk on canvas. 40cm x 50cm, and bottom: original drawing from life, coloured pencil in A5 sketchbook.