Collage of Lines #1
Lines found from studying the female body, overlapped to create a collage. Abstracting the body into lines.
Collage of Lines #2
My second study of the female body, overlapped the lines to create a collage. This study being more abstract as there are no identifying parts of a body.
Thread Tracing The Body
Highlighting the lines formed by the body by physically sewing into the photo. Therefore creating a 3D line onto a 2D photo.
Focusing on the female body I have created sculptures using a physical line as a form of drawing with each line being as important as the other, as without one the figure would not be complete.
Complex images are produced by a culmination of many simple lines; each line is meaningless alone but essential when considered as part of the piece. My work focuses on abstracting images by breaking up this delineation and plays with the idea that lines extend through all dimensions. Usually, a drawing is a two-dimensional version of our three-dimensional world. I want to explore the possibilities around reversing or rearranging this traditional process of drawing. By working with wire to produce sculptures which, when lit, project lines, casting two-dimensional shadows of the female body, I am bringing the drawn line into the third dimension. If you argue that lines can be three-dimensional, then a drawing can be a sculpture.