This large framed drawing was created using Graphitint and Graphite on BFK Rives Paper. The work is framed in Tasmanian Oak with Conservation Matt Board and Premium Acryllic Glazing so it is suitable for shipping safely. The work is inspired by satelite imagery of the Jefferson Grid in the mid-west USA. President Jefferson created a method of surveying land on paper from a distance, resulting in 640 acre squares which from a plane window look like a quilt stretching as far as the eye can see.
I was lucky enough to experience a moment of profound inspiration when I saw the grid from a plane window in September 2018. This lead to The Jefferson Grid exhibition at the Hume Global Learning Centre Gallery, Sunbury 19 Feb - 27 Mar 2020. This work was the second created in the set of three. The first layer was created using dry graphitint pencils in earthy colours. Then I added water to help it become vibrant and alive. It reminded me of how dust settles when water is added. During the Dust Bowl of the 1930's in mid-west USA, they longed for water. The name also references how important it is for me to let things sit and often they resolve naturally in their own time.