Louisa Crispin ASGFA has been selected from the Open Submission for the third consecutive year for the Society of Women Artists, at the Mall Galleries, London 28 July – 7 August.
The two drawings which will be exhibited are Lichen on Amelanchier Canadensis II and Decay IV, The Sunflower.
I have a fascination with drawing lichen and twigs, the longer you look the more your eyes tune into the cracks and crevices, the blemishes, mark making on a miniature scale.
It was only when I had finished that I realised the influence of Anselm Kiefer in my Spring drawings. Last year’s sunflowers had been languishing in pots outside my window, catching the winter sunlight, gradually dessicating yet protected by an old brick wall. A series of studies, each from a different viewpoint, delicately captured with memories of Kiefer’s RA exhibition.