two dimensional

“Ah squeezed shut mah eyes and let the colors come.
The night holds out a dark lantern and springs its shutter open
so that in the pitch of mah blindness, behind mah lids,
mah scotoma is blasted into a battle sphere of wild meteors,
blood-blown moons, suns and molten planets…”

Nick Cave – The Ass Saw The Angel

 

The following are a collection of drawings exploring my ongoing interest with the concept of ‘flat.’

 

Though I have placed these under the heading of ‘two dimensional,’

I also like to imagine each of them as objects in their own right.

In simple terms, they are pieces of paper used as a base upon which I have drawn.

Or perhaps, on a slightly deeper level,

  they could be conceived as a conglomeration of fibres,

interlaced and compressed into specific shapes

and then further manipulated with the weight of my hand, ink and lead or other such matter.

 

Put simply, the essence of my ideas to date are of such further inquiry,

arguing that:

‘Defining something as ‘flat’ is subject for discussion

if we were to consider the options available to perceive the given plain.’

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touching the surface - pen; pencil - 2014

touching the surface – 2014 – pen; pencil

atom rising - pen - 2014

atom rising – 2014 – pen

 

cast shadow - pen - 2014

cast shadow – 2014 – pen

human contact - 2011 - pen; paper

human contact – 2011 – pen; paper

ink forms - 2011 - ink; paper

ink forms – 2011 – ink; paper

the skin in which we live - 2011 - pen; pencil; paper

the skin in which we live – 2011 – pen; pencil; paper

dreaming of dreams - 2008 - pen on paper

dreaming of dreams – 2008 – pen on paper

fibre curve - 2011 - ink; paper

fibre curve – 2011 – ink; paper

eye of the spoon - 2011 - pen and pencil

eye of the spoon – 2011 – pen and pencil

a change of perspective - 2011 - pen; paper

a change of perspective – 2011 – pen; paper

double pot-hole - 2011 - pen

double pot-hole2011 – pen

talking millisense - 2009 - pen on paper

talking millisense – 2009 – pen on paper

nerve - 2008 - pen on paper

nerve – 2008 – pen on paper

distance finder - 2008 - pencil on paper

distance finder – 2008 – pencil on paper

switch - 2011 - pen on paper

switch – 2011 – pen on paper

human contours - 2011 - pen on paper

human contours – 2011 – pen on paper

double vision - 2010 - pen on paper

double vision – 2010 – pen on paper

mixed messages - 2008 - pen; pencil on paper

mixed messages – 2008 – pen; pencil on paper

spider - 2008 - ink on paper

spider – 2008 – ink; paper

space - 2007 - pen; card

space – 2007 – pen; card

millipede - 2009 - ink; paper

millipede – 2009 – ink; paper

functions of the mind - 2007 - pencil; paper

functions of the mind – 2007 – pencil; paper

square - 2007 - pen; paper

square – 2007 – pen; paper

lip - 2011 - pen; paper

lip – 2011 – pen; paper

pathways- 2010 - pen

pathways- 2010 – pen

still life - 2010 - pencil

still life – 2010 – pencil