Drawing Thoughts (Part 4) continues exploring current thinking on the practice and theory of Drawing, its creative, expressive and educational value, as well as its fundamental importance to translating and analysing the world.
Juliette Losq is an artist known for photo-realistic pieces which seem like a portal to another world. Her oil paintings and drawings, which include the intricate and intimate as well as large-scale works and installations, incorporate imagery from a range of diverse interests, which she fuses with her own photographs taken during explorations of overgrown and forgotten places, The result are drawings, composed of fragments from all these realities, that transport the viewer to the border between the urban world and the wilderness. She discusses her work in Between the urban and the wilderness.
Joe Graham is a Lecturer in Drawing at Falmouth School of Art, Falmouth University. He is an artist who writes about drawing and conducts research through drawing using various propositions drawn from phenomenology and ontology. His interests revolve around understanding how drawing operates as both a vehicle for expression and a mode of thought. He discusses his ideas and work in Drawing, research and philosophy.
Laura Hudson is a cross-media artist, writer and curator with a background in filmmaking and edible horticulture. In 2018 she was awarded the student prize at Trinity Buoy Wharf (formerly Jerwood) Drawing Prize, for her Nail House Drawings, and The Roger de Grey Drawing Prize. She discusses the importance of drawing in her work in Drawing as a form of learning.
Bethann Garramon Merkle is a multi-disciplinary science communicator and artist who specializes in sharing science through depictions of the natural world. In particular, her work explores the role stories play in shaping public perspectives of science and ecology topics. She discusses her work in Drawing Science.
Ruth Chambers is an artist whose work explores themes including the changing material culture of communication, paper culture, and the history and function of surface pattern. In On the overlooked and forgotten, she discusses her ideas and work.
Sophie Erin Cooper creates work exploring the intricacies in the natural world and intangible human experiences; such as memories, thought patterns and the passing of time. Her piece ‘A Split Second of Humanity (Phase Two)’ was selected for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2018 and is currently being exhibited on a national UK tour. She discusses her work in Fragility and impermanence.
In Exploring interconnections of order and chaos, artist Katherine Gravett discusses some of her drawings and work that draws heavily from a traumatic family event. She has also worked in collaboration with neuroscientists in Cambridge and her work has been exhibited in artistic, scientific and therapeutic settings.
Artist and writer, Richard Bright, has addressed the relationship between art, science and consciousness for over 30 years. In Think of yourself as a Wave, he shows works from his recent series of drawings where he explores the impermanent and shifting process of time and waves.
Plus, there are articles by Gabriele Neher – Leonardo da Vinci: 500 years after his death his genius shines as bright as ever ; and Christopher Henshilwood & Karen Loise van Niekerk: South Africa’s Blombos cave is home to the earliest drawing by a human.