Window

2002

Barriball, Anna
'Window' is part of a series of drawings produced by making graphite rubbings from domestic features such as windows and fireplaces. Exploring this technique, the artist captures the surfaces and textures of the domestic environment, changing their nature and turning opaque windows into undulating, metallic sheets. Recognisable as window panes, they are made alien by being removed from their usual context. By using the technique of intense graphite rubbing, Barriball’s drawings become low-relief sculpture through their retention of every surface detail. Through this process Barriball is moving the traditionally two-dimensional medium of drawing into the three-dimensional practice of sculpture.
  • Artwork Details: 55.5 x 51cm
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  • Material description: pencil on paper
  • Credit line: © the artist
  • Theme: Undefined
  • Medium: Drawing
  • Accession number: ACC9/2004

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