Some Faces

In 2016, I found these twenty-two rough-cut wood squares on the street and picked them up not knowing what I would do with them. When I laid them out at home, I started to spontaneously draw figures from my imagination surrounding and filling them with colours and marks that expressed some unique energy.

Each drawing shows the bare head and shoulders of a figure. Some have their eyes open, some closed. I don’t know the source of any of them, whether they are bits of memory or purely imagined—probably a mixture.

The drawing is a mix of graphite and water-soluble pencils which pick up on the sometimes heavy grain and cracks in the wood, adding a sense of motion and depth.

I named each person and that name is written on the back of each piece of wood.