Mel Watkin, 2018
Cross-Section: Black Cherry
33 x 34 inches
Pencil on sheets of graph paper
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General Artist’s Statement:
In essence my work is about the process of drawing. I have been drawing on surfaces other than plain paper for over 20 years. I like materials that come with embedded history and automatic associations such as graph paper, old road maps, pillowcases, lace and tea towels.
My work uses historic images and traditional methods of drawing to deal with present day issues. My work over the past few years has focused on trees around my rural farmhouse in Southern Illinois.