During this last lockdown I have been developing a series of drawings of imaginary flowers made out of hair.
Originally I wanted to draw some fresh flowers I had gathered together with dead hair and dust I found on the floor. After a few attempts I still wasn’t succeeding with my drawing, everything seemed a clouded mess of lines but mostly white pages, so the astute artist and teacher Amalia Pica suggested I try drawing strands of hair freely and randomly, line by line without expectation, and magically these flowers appeared on the page, I didn’t even know they existed. It is still a work in progress, I like it when my drawings surprise me. I draw straight on paper and I enjoy the process strand by strand, without knowing what the final drawings would look like. Terra incognita. I suppose these drawings of Flowers and Hair (s) is an attempt at reconciling regeneration with decline, never and ever and one-way time and cut and grow and death and rebirth, finite and infinite.
Ink drawing on Fabriano paper 63 x 89 cm, 70 x 55 cm