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I am my ancestors
Limited Edition signed print available.
A drawing inspired by...."If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people." ~Thich Nhat Hanh
There is a connection between us and all our ancestors. There is a connection between their actions, however long ago, and the way we are today. We are responsible for our actions and they are our only true possessions.
The drawing was completed using charcoal on white watercolour paper. I kept the materials simple and restricted to black and white so that the subject matter was not cluttered. My drawing process is fluid and bold, working quickly and directly. This enables me to just use the charcoal as an extension of my thoughts, rather than worrying about 'picture making'. I use the rubber a lot, as new ideas come to me. This process in itself can produce unexpected effects, which makes the image 'talk back to me' with un preconceived ideas. This loose style of drawing, combined with not worrying about how the end product will look, I think produces a piece with genuine integrity. The image has been a vehicle for me to explore the subject, developing new ideas as I work. A feeling of the thought process, through the continual rubbing out and restarting, enters the drawing. I enjoyed the way the drawing began to speak back to me, with areas of unpremeditated marks presenting new lines of thought. - Mike Heseltine