Griffiths, Mary
Mary Griffiths’s evocative, large-scale drawings are formed of thousands of fine lines inscribed into surfaces layered with graphite. Each line is scratched into the work’s surface with a small hand-held tool, taking a long time to complete. The mirrored effect created by Griffiths’s many layers of graphite, and the fine lines inscribed into them, recalls a different, outdated, mode of artistic production: the tarnished silver of a daguerreotype. Griffiths is interested in the relationship between a two dimensional drawing and three dimensional space, and the ways in which a drawing might be seen as an object. These particular drawings contain depth and movement: when approached by the viewer their fine lines dance and shift and animate the otherwise static surface of the works.
  • Artwork Details: 36 x 54.5 x 5cm
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  • Material description: Graphite with inscribed line on linoleum on woodblock
  • Credit line: Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © the artist.
  • Theme: Abstract
  • Medium: Drawing
  • Accession number: ACC24/2014



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