Movement Studies: Ash
marker on cotton paper
These drawings document Ash's nearly constant movement while exploring this world as a nine month-old. For this work I chose a fixed point – either a hand or a foot – on Ash. Adapting the method used for blind contour drawing I draw the path and impression of movement of that hand or foot. Blind contour drawings are made by fixing one’s eyes on the subject and drawing its contour or outline continuously without lifting the pen or looking at the paper. In this case waving, rolling, kicking, patting, pauses and other information is illustrated by line quality – the heavy, fine, bold, quick, or slow characteristics of the line – documenting the direction of movement and development.