Ink Drawings: Scrolls

I’m now leaning towards not using the scroll format for the drawings. Although I was initially intrigued by the technical process of putting together a scroll, now that I’ve had some time to let that format simmer for a bit I think it may not point the work in the direction that I’m looking for. I like the references and similarities to Chinese calligraphy that the ink drawings are taking on, but my concern is that the scroll format would make that reference way too obvious and simply end up being a distraction from the more contemporary issues in the work. I think the connection is enough simply between the ink, rice paper, and the kind of brush strokes I’m making and that the scroll would put the drawings into a very specific category of work that might be detrimental to the way its received.

Two Chinese scrolls that hang in my house.

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