My drawings tend to employ dichotomous, conflicting stratagies; abstraction and representation, distortion and precision, accuracy and sloppiness, non complementary marks…The life which emerges from the line is born of the roving eye, rather than the thing represented.
These drawings with their hard lines that dissolve into soft passages are pretty interesting. In places they are identifiable…a box, the leg of a chair... which then serves to make the other parts that much more bizarre. Crankshaw will be leading a 5 day workshop at North Country Studio Workshops at Bennington College in January 2018. Go to the website to sign up!