Drawings 2001-3

In my drawings, my sculptor’s interest in shadows becomes translated as silhouette. In the intimate world of the drawing a lens widens to encompass spaces much bigger than the small page–the silhouettes suggest large urban architectures against horizons of indeterminate depth. In the “Twilight”series, the shapes suggest bridges, highway underpasses, or doorways and windows as fragments of larger architectures. Through a window or a door, microcosms are glimpsed which are seen magnified outside that space against the large sky, as if to suggest uncontrollable growth starting from within and taking over the architecture, a metaphor of the built environment as a kind of surrogate for the body. Ellen Driscoll 2002