Monday, 6 August 2012

Spirit Fish- Mud drawings

 My second installation piece at Spirit Fish Festival were these drawings on the posts under the highway overpass.  I decided to make each post have a letter from the word 'water' and then I added drawings of wildlife that live by the creek:  a beaver, heron, coyote, raven and fish.

Someone had had a campfire by the water, and I used charred firewood to sketch it out, and silt/mud from the banks of the creek applied with a sponge.  I used a little bit of willow charcoal, ochre pigment and coloured chalks to put some finishing touches on the drawings.  These are each about 4 feet wide.

Very interesting for me to draw with unusual materials.  I haven't been back to see how long they lasted!

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