This sequence of Hedgehog drawings began in November 2020, when I saw a clear view of the crescent moon with Saturn and Jupiter visible close by.
As this extraordinary Corona Virus year draws to a close, I have observed more detail and quiet changes, spent more time outside, and looked into hedges and long grasses.
After a long, hot summer, it was heartening to see my first hedgehog in the wet dusk of autumn.
So began this series of drawings.
2B pencil on cartridge paper, each one evolved on the paper as a circular drawing, with care and time spent on developing the tone, the shade and the light of these nocturnal creatures.
As the month progressed, I recognised a personal link to the Hedgehogs, and to the physical process of pencil on paper:
literally, the point; the pressure; and the immersed focus.
Put simply, it was deeply enjoyable to discover and learn so much with such simple materials.
A lovely quality of print on ivory 160 gsm on A5 paper, each circular drawing is 10 cm x 10 cm, with a linear title written below. (Total area 10 x 14 cm)
The sequence follows the moon phases as it appeared to me throughout the month.
1. November 2020
2. Hibernate 2020
3. Low Mist 2020
4. Full Circle 2020
Selling at £6.00 each or £20.00 full set.
Signed on the reverse.
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