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Roy Eastland
Artwork materials: 
Metalpoint drawing (gold and silver)
Pencil & Charcoal
Artwork size: 
21 x 15 cm
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'Mum' is a metalpoint drawing based on an identity card image of my mum taken not long before she died. My drawing is partly based on this image, but it also refers to others as well as being a drawing from memory. The piece has been repeatedly redrawn, scratched-away and redrawn, with gold and silver wire, needles, scalpel blades and sandpaper. The drawing surface is gesso on board and it is as much drawn into and drawn onto. My endless redrawing is my attempt to see something emerge into the drawing which I could not have foreseen but which feels true to my memories of my mum.

The drawing also contains a block of hand-written text formed of lines of remembered speech. As with the drawing of the face, these lines are repeatedly re-written and scratched away and, in time, only fragments of stories and sentences remain clear.

The medium of metalpoint-on-gesso is a gentle drawing medium which is very much a medium of Trace. Its line has a very subtle tonal range which, in the case of silver, tarnishes with time. It suits my interest in making drawings about presence and memory.

Roy Eastland

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