Davin Risk Dots (series 2)


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At the beginning of 2016 I finished a number of drawings in quick succession. Half a year later I could see a shift in those and the subsequent drawings for the year that marked them as unique from the 2015 drawings I am now calling Dots (series 1).

The drawings in series 2 (which are on-going) share the same general process as the ones I made in 2015 but there is a freeing apparent to me, a permission I gave myself to push further and make broader marks. The clearest change in process from the previous year is that I now tend to begin each drawing with a number of swipes/drags of paint. Less of the wood panel base is revealed and the motion of each drawing forms early on.

Some of the phenomenological notes in these drawings are also much more intentional. The marks are a record of direct experience but also a second-hand history. There’s a question I have found myself asking, “Are they maps or landscapes?”