Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Old Drawings #54


Machine Root (Charcoal, compressed charcoal on A1 cartridge paper)

Yesterday was one of those disastrous occasions in the studio. I attempted something which turned out to be ill-considered and seeing it in the bright light of day today, I recognise that it'll all have to be scraped off.

No time to start afresh today, unfortunately. I have other jobs to do, so here's the second of the Picton Root drawings. This one turned itself into something oddly mechanical.

6 comments:

Cathy Holtom said...

I see more of an animal shape there, an antelope or ram perhaps?
Your imagination can take you anywhere you want!

harry bell said...

You're quite right, it can. The "machine" part for me, however, is at the base where the roots are anchored in the soil.

nanke's stuff said...

As soon as I saw this I thought it looked like something mechanical ... then I read your post! It's most interesting, and I love the variety of textures. nancy

harry bell said...

Thank you, Nancy. Combinations of organic and machine interest me quite a bit.

phthaloblu said...

Very interesting piece. Every time I look at, I see something different. That tangle of roots is so dynamic.

Alex said...

I really like the shades and the strong contrasts. It creates so many imagine by stimulating the minds. Great art work!