Exhibit MACGlenorchy Open 2020

Improvised Drawing (Dust)

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Maria MacDermott
Improvised Drawing (Dust), 2019
chalk pastel on paper
85 x 67cm (includes frame)
The drawing “Dust” was created as part of an improvised music session.  By sanding chalk pastel into a bowl i create a sound that is enacted alongside drums and guitar/violin by members in the band StrangerStill.  Then, while the music continues, I dip my hands into the bowl of sanded chalk and quickly eke out the depiction of a white ghost – inviting it to emerge from the darkness of the black paper.  In this particular session the figure seems almost insect or alien like, caught in the act of letting the chalk-dust fall from it’s fingers – reflecting  me – with the dust of the chalk on my fingers – depicting the ghost.

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