The image explores the observation of looking at a piece of limestone found during my residency in Cyprus. During the six month residency I explored the eroding landscape and the myth of Prometheus, creating a series of drawings and paintings.
This image uses oil pastels, turpentine, linseed oil and olive oil in its construction. I built up the layers of oil pastel and charcoal dust, rubbing back with turpentine with an old rag, recreating erosion marks seen on the limestone. The layers built up adding their own form of erosion on the surface, rubbing back to previous layers of oil pastel. The whole image was fixed using liquin and fixative, giving the drawing a soft patina.
The drawing explores observation, light, shadow, time and memory through thinking about the mythology of Prometheus and Kafka's poem.
Oil Pastel, Charcoal, Turpentine, Linseed Oil, Cartridge Paper.