Ruins

…using the language of architecture..the language of the environment that we have built for ourselves to describe the inner state of the body. ~Anthony Gormley

These abstracted drawings are based on historical photos of destroyed German cities.  The stripped bare structures mimic muscle and sinew, rib cage and spine; figures seem to be present among the ruins- yet this is not consciously sought after- the process of expressive drawing causes the the depiction of ruins to be subtly figurative. Buildings are inverted ghosts; empty form and material with their inhabitants and inner life gone, imitating the metaphor we have used for human death for thousands of years.

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