Withdrawing

Charcoal and chalk on vintage paper 30" x 22", 2020

This series of drawings begin with a process of erasing by sanding. Originally torn from a vintage editorial, I sand the image until I am left with only the contrasting tones from the black and white photograph. At this point I begin to draw, allowing the marks to occur intuitively in response to the new hazy landscape. I began making these works the first week of the Shelter in Place Order. To me they reflect a reinventing of what once seemed concrete, and reflect our attempts to navigate these strange and frightening times. 

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Monoprints

Recent monoprints, 15" x 11" between 2019-2020

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Paintings

Paintings on paper between 2018-2020

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All images © Penelope Anstruther 2020