A collection of recent life drawings, starting with 1-minute gestures, 2- and 3-minute gestures, then 10-min, 15-min, and a couple of 20-minute studies.
I see drawing the figure an experience that offers engagement with humanity in an elemental form, as embodied in the individual. Each pose suggests a moment or a condition, but in an abstracted form, lifted away from everyday life. Life drawings are ephemeral — on the cheapest of paper, with the simplest of materials, we draw a great many of them but keep only a few. The work is a flow that continues from each drawing through the next.
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All images ©Kathryn Chorney.