Body Drawings

charcoal on canvas

In an exploration of the contrast between mindless and mindful bodily movement, I created these subtractive drawings which both denunciate traditional art practice and study movement in relation to thought. Within this series, I decenter the female nude as the traditional art subject and recenter the form as the object; the maker. Through predetermined actions, charcoal coated canvases were marked by the transfer of material onto my body.