Book: “.. Guided To The Runway…”
Medium: Ink On Rice Paper | Size: 8.25 X 6 inches (Dimension of the Book)
A Set of 80 Drawings
While exploring the process of layering, I started to experiment with works in a book format, in which layers are depicted by the Pages. While working, within these layers, I come across many different stages where the multitude of visuals appear and diminish subsequently. This work was devoid of any preconceived notion or deliberation. The course of drawing and painting itself gave birth to forms thereby dictating dimensional spaces.
It was a personal diary plus a sketchbook combined that I was carrying with myself for a month continuously drawing and writing. Made with rice paper, the medium itself gave me an opportunity to work with the transparency, translucency and opaqueness of the black ink and the rice paper itself.. After I finished with the making while flipping through the pages I came across a line wherein the words read “….was guided to the runway like an approaching aircraft ….” from there came the title of the work.
The text provides more of textural quality to the image made rather than something of descriptive value...
- March 2012
A black and white digital collage of the pages from the book