Thursday, 15 March 2012

Sketches: Wall and Floor Drawings

Charley Peters, Untitled Drawing (2012), Duct Tape and Card

Charley Peters, Untitled Drawings (2012), Duct Tape and Card

These images document the development of a series of studio drawings using duct tape and card. I was interested in translating the straight lines and geometric forms of my recent drawings on paper into a more physical encounter in space using the studio wall and floor as a surface on which to 'draw'. Limited colour intervenes with the material forms, which were created by folding and placing the individual pieces of card to create particular, deliberate lines. The drawings above evolved through a series of fluid and playful engagements with the materials within a controlled space, developing from the initial monochromatic structures shown below.

Charley Peters, Untitled Drawings (2012), Duct Tape and Card

Drawing with Light

Charley Peters, Untitled Light Drawing (2012), Cut Paper and Light

The above image documents one of a series of studio explorations using light and cut paper to generate drawings onto a wall. Repetitive straight parallel lines were cut into black card, which was then manipulated into different forms and lit from behind. The shape of the card (in this case bent into a cylinder), the width and depth of the cut lines, and the proximity of the light to the cuts generated different intensities and trajectories of light drawings onto a wall, something that will continue to be developed in the studio.