Mapping Botanical Flesh in colour

The flower is explored through line and drawing, essentially mapping the flesh. The abstraction or simplification of the line, has a geographical (typology) or architectural quality to it and it was pointed out that there were elements of Eva Hesse’s style in the line and ink use. It is the botanical skeleton and organs, similar to the ‘sublime drawings of plants’(Ed.De Zegher,C.2006.p197) xii by Ellsworth Kelly that keep inspiring new work. From these simple line drawings they evolved into a body of work which mimic the organic and natural form. These experiments involved adding layers to the drawings as well as more amorphous shapes through the use of varied materials like balloons, starch, glue and acrylics. 

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Bianca Hendicott