This series of prints is made in response to a small etching called ‘Blind Woman in a Wood’ (1902) by Paula Modersohn-Becker that is stored in the British Museum Prints and Drawings collection.
I spent a day close-looking and copying this work having searched for any work resonant with my investigation with transformational experiences and embodied drawing practice.
The reduced quality of line describing the Woman’s expression and the strange contradictory perspective as well as the complex, semi obscured compositional elements of the forest tree branches and twigs wove magic for me. It reminded me of the phenomenon a couple of years ago when throngs of young people could be found gathered in collective benevolence in dark urban spaces, waiting, watching for the right moment to come to catch a Pokemon using augmented reality viewed through their phones.
This work was shown as part of artist-led Dissecting the Archive exhibition at UAL Wimbledon September 2018. Full exhibition details available here: https://dissectingthearchive.wordpress.com/
Image below: To You, To Me (‘Go In the Woods) Installation view at Dissecting the Archive exhibition in Wimbledon College of Art, London, September 2018
Medium: Monoprint screenprint with chine colle on Somerset satin paper