Gestures

 

I really like the effect of using thick watercolour paint to make these line drawings on brown paper – it reminds me of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs on papyrus, or Chinese characters drawn for meditative purposes. They also seem to be like onomatopoeia, but pictorial instead of verbal – just as the word ‘squelch’ is similar to, but not exactly like, the sound that it represents, so the line drawings of ‘scrunch’ and ‘stretch’ are similar to, but not exactly like, the image-actions to which they refer.

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