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Naomi Kendrick - Mark Devereux Projects Residency

Naomi Kendrick, an acclaimed artist based in Manchester, has used our rolls of background paper for her art for sometime now, this last project she used a roll of our Black
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"the act smoothing chalk into the skin of the crumpled paper, like smoothing or taming the surface of a sculpture'

Naomi draws in response to music. Naomi is Artist in Residence at Mark Devereux Projects in Federation House. "This residency began my Arts Council England funded research and development project 'Drawing as Experience' which over 18 months will enable me to create a new body of drawing work, including an exploration of drawing and hypnosis."

naomi_kendrick_drawn_to_the_beat_01.jpgNaomi drew this project in response to live music, made in the moment with energy and abandon.

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"Looking at the drawing one day I was struck by an overwhelming tiredness and the reminder that these moments are just that, we cannot exist in a permanent state of intensive energetic expression, afterwards there comes a heaviness, a slowing down and reflection. And with distance, what is remembered of those moments? what remains of that particular set of lived feelings and actions? Our memory is selective, things are lost and changed...."


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"I wanted to act out the sensation of heaviness and restraint; moving onto the 'music drawing' I started by penning in the existing marks with a line, containing them, then held them more firmly still, with a thick sea of chalk. And finally a lengthy act of slowly smoothing the chalk over the surface repeatedly with the palm of my hand - veiling parts and letting others remain. I was commenting on the contrasting explosion of energy beneath, distilling it to a still and shadowy, almost bodily, form."

 

The photos were taken by Naomi's photographer husband, the inimitable Andrew Brooks.


Read more on http://deadrabbit-ablog.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Drawing

See also "Drawn to the Beat uses Creativity Background paper"

 

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