Charcoal on paper.
I drew this with no initial intention, and no visual reference. With a blank sheet of paper in front of me, I started to scribble at random. This baby image kind of appeared, so I worked to enhance it. The basic pose I think was in my memory from one of my childhood photographs, but I didn’t refer back to that photo. I like the effect of the build up of scribble marks and eraser marks. It was also a good way to free me up to start drawing again, as I’ve been a bit ‘stuck’ lately.
This is really interesting – but somehow troubling…it makes me sort of uncomfortable, but I’m not sure why. Isn’t that what art is supposed to do?
I don’t know whether that is what art is supposed to do, but often it does work that way. This picture is a bit unsettling, and I’m not exactly sure why either! I’ll have to work it out.
I worry about you sometimes Carole … looks like a drowning baby! (or someone watching an oblivious baby drowning, and not doing anything about it)…
But I’m sure you’ve got it all under control 😉
It’s very ‘womb like’ the word ‘waiting’ also comes to mind. Perhaps looking at birth and rebirth?
Mithi – it’s all under control, don’t worry!
Julie – that’s a lovely reading of it.