A good drawing?

"A discourse between definition and the unresolved, the systematic and chaotic, certainty and speculation".

Simon Betts, from, The Good Drawing, CCW graduate school publications.

"There are no rules; drawing can be as minimal as a breath and as complex as the wave structures and recordings of the ocean. Drawing is kinaesthetic; a movement between points, a connection, recognition and gesture of any idea, mark, trace, line, symbol, shape, medium, space or surface".

Irene Barberis, from, The Good Drawing, CCW graduate school publications.

And, as Paul Klee once said, "A drawing is simply a line going for a walk".

This series of darkroom drawings is ongoing.
They are a dialogue between myself and the materials - process led.
They have absolutely everything in common with landscape, rural and urban.
They are definitely not abstract images.
They resonate with half remembered images and sounds of Sheffield, the Peak District, Cornwall, motorway journeys, walks in the sun, the sky through the attic window, bike rides, cracks in the pavement...

All work © Stephen Carley 2016.
All work © Stephen Carley 2017.