surface work ratios 2022-23
SURFACE WORK Ratios series pushes my investigation into variations of the surfaces’ tone, depending on the specific ratios of graphite to binder.
oil, cold wax and graphite on paper
100 x 70 cm
The work began as a series of ten paintings on paper progressing by dividing the quantities from one part graphite to ten parts oil; less concentration of graphite creating a light surface, with a darker surface resulting from higher quantities of medium to binder. Each piece is made, as close as is possible with similar pressure, weight, movement patterns, rhythm, tempo and process but, in accordance with the concept; with limitless characteristics.
As the process developed, I played with the quantity of turpentine and humidity in the atmosphere, creating soft, fluid marks or dry, scraping marks. The series, therefore, has increased to include 'surface work ratio 1:10 Wet on Wet' and surface work ratio 3:10 Dry'.