Oil pastel on paper on cardboard.When I see nature I like, I sometimes put it in a plastic bag and take it home. That’s a typical modern experience of nature.
This composite drawing compromises of studies of various types of leaves found in Berlin and a blue plastic bag, used to collect the leaves.The final piece of work is displayed using pieces of cardboard to hold the drawings out, away from the wall.
The leaves were created from drawings on coloured paper, which were then cutaway to reveal different coloured paper behind.
These are drawings of 9 different knives in 6 different colours.
The knives were drawn turning to produce drawings from different angles. The drawings were cut-out on cardboard and secured to the wall to create a rain of knives, albeit made beautiful by a rainbow of colour.
In Berlin I’ve been drawing objects with relevance to my experience of living here for the past 7 weeks.
The heat and humidity of the German summer has meant I’ve carried water with me. This is a learnt behaviour from living in London, where we’re regularly reminded to take water with us on the ‘tube’.
In Berlin I’ve made many drawings of the type of bottle I’ve carried with me; sometimes blue from the coloured plastic, at other times black and white from the bottle’s iconic shape. My German language skills are still very limited, “Eine flasche wasser, bitte” is a phrase I’ve regularly used around town.
Berlin’s Bauhaus stores are a cheap and enjoyable place to browse. For a few euros I’ve picked up items like these gloves, which are capable of expression and communication through the way the fingers are arranged. Russia and a luxurious golden pattern; what are they trying to say?
Berlin has relatively hot summers; in London Tube passengers are advised to carry a bottle of water with them, largely due to the lack of air conditioning in London’s underground system. I continued the habit of carrying a bottle of water with me in Berlin.
This artwork is both a portrait of a constant companion in a foreign land and a familiar friend from home.
The title “Eine flasche wasser, bitte.” translates from German to English as “A bottle of water, please”. One of the few phrases I learnt while in Berlin.
The work comprises of a number of drawn studies of a plastic water bottle, cut out onto cardboard. Each drawing is then fixed to the background at varying distances, to create a feeling of depth.