This blog is about a series of large drawings that map the transcription and deconstruction of the images, patterns and motifs that make up a Willow Pattern plate. In exploring familiar, traditional and iconic images, like the 18th century Willow Pattern, we are often unaware of the details that make up the whole. A deconstruction of such an recognisable image often makes us reappraise its place and value in society. I am drawing these patterns and motifs one by one, day by day onto a large sheet of Fabriano paper attached to the studio wall. The end result will be a series of large drawings that will record a thought and decision-making process about how to undo such a familiar image.
Phase 1 Feb-March 2007 - Experimental drawing phase. Phase 2 June - Nov 2007 - Categorisation of each whole motif. Phase 3 Jan - March. 2008 - Deconstruction of whole images.