Flightswath / Hum, 1981

Swath II

A “swath” is the width made by plowing furrows in the earth, cutting strips of hay in a field, or slashing paths of brush in the wilderness. The drawings in Swath II become wider, wilder, more oscillating, as they seek an equilibrium with their supporting ground. New layers of substrate are revealed.  They team, buzz, hum, and zing with the newness of life.

Medium: Color pencil and India ink on charcoal paper