ECA Intermedia student Kirsty MacDonald explores the ideas, techniques and processes of drawing. Shown here, works from a series of graphite drawings that have been made using graphite powder and Kirsty’s own ‘drawing machine’. The graphite is not fixed to it’s surface, moving and in reaction to it’s surroundings and fading over time. These drawings cannot be moved and can only exist once.
"By looking at the raw elements of drawing, focusing mainly on the materials and my working process, I want to explore the limits of what can be represented by marks on paper and look at the ever changing boundaries between perception and thought…. The drawing machine technique I use allows me to play around with the idea of chance. By making small variations in the way the piece is set up I am able to create multiple pieces, each one unique.”