Drawing the cracks

After a Sunday morning of pointing old stone walls (filling in the cracks) here on the studio renovation, I spent the rest of the afternoon drawing from the photos of the ‘found’ cracks from the previous day.

These drawings are on A4 paper, folded to find the golden section line on each sheet, then creased along this line.

Then, using charcoal made from baking olive twigs here in the valley, I drew along the crease allowing the charcoal to stray away from the golden section line.

This was followed by a lot of spitting onto each drawing and rubbing the charcoal until the paper started to tear, split and ruin.

I repeated the process to create this series of 8 drawings.

I want to take these drawings back out onto the land and ruin them further somehow.

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