Overview > Rain Drawings

Hopyard
ink and graphite on paper
62 in x 42 in
2015
Hopyard, detail
ink and graphite on paper
62 in x 42 in
2015
Hollow
ink and graphite on paper
62 in x 42 in
2015
January
ink on paper
18 in x 12 in
2015
Haddam
ink and graphite on paper
64 in x 42 in
2015
Mariehamn
ink, wax and graphite on paper
10 in x 8 in
2015
Teremoto
ink, wax and graphite on paper
10 in x 8 in
2015
Adelso
ink, wax and graphite on paper
10 in x 8 in
2015
Houston
ink and graphite on paper
64 in x 42 in
2011
Hisingen
ink and graphite on paper
16 in x 14.5 in
2011
Tjorn
ink and graphite on paper
16 in x 14.5 in
2011
Selaön
ink and graphite on paper
16 in x 14.5 in
2011
Varmdo
ink and graphite on paper
16 in x 14.5 in
2011
Hertson
ink and graphite on paper
16 in x 14.5 in
2011

I call this series “Rain Drawings” because I started making them during an especially rainy stretch in Vermont. Curious about how I could incorporate the unpredictable rhythms of rain into my work, I put pieces of paper outside, covered them with leaves, twigs, and anything else around me, splashed some ink on the paper and later brought them inside to dry. After the rainy spell ended, I continued doing this technique without the help of the rain, adding water myself. When the rain drawings are dry, I draw on them with graphite or ink.