Untitled

1950

Wilson, Scottie
The drawings and paintings of self-taught artist Scottie Wilson (1890–1972) often focus on the struggle between good and evil. His striking images – many of which were created using a fountain pen found in the second-hand shop that he once owned – feature botanical forms, birds and animals, as well as characters that the artist referred to as 'greedies and evils'. Wilson created many of his drawings and paintings in a semi trance-like state – a situation that lead the artist to comment that ‘when I wake up they're all waiting for me.’ Speaking of the hatched lines that appear in much of his work, Wilson also commented that ‘I can see best when I'm finishing my pictures with a pen. When I'm making strokes; hundreds and thousands of strokes.'
  • Artwork Details: 48 x 37cm
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  • Material description: Ink, colour crayon on paper
  • Credit line: © The estate of Scottie Wilson
  • Theme: Undefined
  • Medium: Drawing
  • Accession number: ACC34/2015

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