Drawings > The Empty Quarter

This series of drawings, The Empty Quarter, is based on an abandoned mill building in my town. The drawings began as experiments since I had never worked with this medium, pen, at this scale and had never used architecture as a subject. In the process of drawing, I found that I could sand parts of the drawing, scratch into the paper, peel thin layers of paper using tape and then draw back into the abraded areas. Sometimes the tape ripped the paper, so I incorporated that too. The tangible surfaces of the drawings are my response to the look and feel of these remains.

Pen drawing of the ruins of the former Griswold Mill (Railroad Salvage) in Turners Falls by artist Barbara Milot
Pen
30" x 30"
2014
First Wall
ink
44" x 30"
2014
Winter Vines
ink
44" x 30"
2014
Beyond the West Wall
ink
40" x 30
2015