A linear approach to the head as form

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Julie Ann Memory Walters (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Andrew Martin

Abstract: My work for several years now has consisted almost entirely of drawings, the medium I consider to be the most sensitive of the visual expressions. Drawing can be a very intimate experience for both the artist and his public because the hand of the artist is so clearly exposed in the visual product. Drawing, as I use it, is a seeing, thinking, interpreting, and learning activity rather than a process whose end result is an impressively executed and finished product. The drawings are ends in themselves for me, not steps in the preparation of a larger, carefully designed painting or print. If in preparation for anything, each drawing is necessarily preliminary to the next one, for the discoveries and need for articulation of new discoveries are never ending. I have chosen the human figure, particularly the head, for extended involvement, because it offers for me the greatest challenges in both the realm of form description and subjective spirit. In the past I attempted many times to capture the life and force of a personality, but the drawings lacked a convincing sense of form needed to make them believable as powerful identities. I am now concentrating on the head as a form, discovering the many ways a line can bend and describe a form.

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Language: English
Date: 1976

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