Watercolour, Ink, Gouache on Old Drafting Paper
41.5 x 53.5cm
I was at a house sale (not selling houses), think of a garage sale but within both garages and throughout the entire house (the owner had passed). In the cellar was lots of old, cobweb and dust covered pieces of somebodies life. Amongst it all was a roll of stiff, brown papers. When I unrolled it, it was a collection of drafting drawings from a student of Leipzig university dated around 1919-1924. The paper itself had held up well as it was a good quality drafting paper (some even watermarked) that would be equivalent to a medium weight watercolour paper today. I worked over the top of the drawings, allowing the underlines of the students work to influence my lines. The folds, tears and general wear are it’s scars of Time.