Through Drawing into Boxing into Dancing into Music.
I am drawing a boxer. My boxing coach suggests that boxing is a dance, so I draw the dancer. I have attached a contact mic to my pencil, so we can hear the sound as I draw. I have made a new instrument. It's music is scratchy. I follow the dancer as she flows, jabs, sways. By now she can her the music. We dance. I follow her movements and she follows the scratchy sound.
September 2013, Artspace, Edinburgh - a week of exploration thanks to Jo Timmins and Louise Gilmore Wills. While drawing the figure in motion, I became aware of my own movements while drawing. I started drawing with two hands, began to make bigger gestures using my feet and hands. That led me to question whether these movements could be interpreted as dance and if so, could dancing be referred to as drawing? I was fortunate to have three brilliant artists in the Lyra Theatre Studio, dancer and choreographer Christine Devaney, dancer Jen Farmer and musician, Luke Sutherland.
Artspace Residency 2013 Collaboration with dancer and choreographer Christine Devaney and musician Luke Sutherland.
Artspace Residency 2013 Collaboration with dancer Jennifer Farmer.