Transverse pheasant drawing, 144 inches long. Currently researching how to get those roll marks out of the paper, if only for a moment’s documentation! This is why I moved to working on the wall. The joys of working within or beyond my “wingspan”, without the struggles of paper at that monumental scale.
I’ve learned here in Lunenburg, that the word, fathom refers to exactly that. The measurement I personally can manage fingers to fingers. From the Old English fæthm, it originally referred to an embrace. Then, to a unit of measurement based on outstretched arms, later standardized to six feet. Stay tuned, as I anticipate this working its way into the next gestural work.
Faisan/t, pheasant | doing
Fathom, measurement | understanding
Soon I’ll be working on a wall drawing at HERMES Gallery in Halifax. I do look forward to spending a more time with the drawing this time. When I finished In time’s furrows, in 2013, I left Belfast nearly immediately. It is hard to digest with only photos to refer to.