Participating as one of the Highlighted artists
Mixed media on paper, (sketchbook measurements: 21,5cm x 14,5cm)
The project consisted in keeping an enquiry sketchbook on something in nature of our choise for two weeks, in order to shed light on our immediate surroundings.
I chose the hedge surrounding my house because it’s the first thing I see when I open my shutters every morning. For the challenge, I decided to document it through quick drawing and taking notes as this is the method I usually use to capture what I see in a daily sketchbook.
I used different media, pens, colours, pencils, watercolours… according to what I felt would capture a certain feel of the hedge and atmosphere most effectively.
Focussing on a different aspect of the hedge each day resulted in very diverse drawings that bring to life in the final sketchbook both the observed and the imagined.