Wilson Harding Lawrence

First I draw. Ink on paper is a good starting point for mark making on a plane, but drawing in three-dimensional space requires new materials and a new visual vocabulary. My pieces begin with the most familiar flat surfaces, the wall and the floor. On these planes I draw, dig into, and build out of, with a wide range of materials form traditional fine art to industrial. Light and shadow act as mediators between the physical forms I make and the images I create.

Working with these materials I try to create tension between geometric constructions and free form gestural marks. Shifting planes in space act as different perspectives. Real shadows cross paths with false shadows painted to move against the grain of natural light. Whether it’s geometry to structure fluidity, or fluidity to liberate the constraints of geometric forms, that is a dynamic to be interpreted by the viewer.