Working with Lines Part 2
In order to continue with my exploration of lines, I have decided to work on a very large canvas, and by large I mean HUGE! The canvas, which is just a huge piece of rolled up paper is 10 meters long and 2 meters tall. So when I draw my lines on them, it will be on a huge scale! As you can see below, there is an image of how big the paper is going to be, and me working on it below. Initially I thought of creating the continuous lines, but when working on such a huge scale, its hard for me to kneel down and constantly draw the lines. So I decided to sit on the floor and draw the lines in different parts, but continuously. I thought that in the end it was a produtive way to get my lines done. I tried several times to put the paper up on the wall, but there was a huge risk that it would collapse, and I didn't want to get it dirty or have it rip in half.
As you can see from the images above, the paper has quite a large dimension, and working on it was quite a challenge. In the end of that day, I had worked for 3 solid hours, and I was able to get like 5 or 6 lines. Of course, one of the biggest struggles was getting the paper down, working on it, and then having to roll it back up. Once I finished those 5 or 6 lines, I decided that constantly rolling the paper would damage it, and it did... Because when I was rolling it up, part of it ripped, at least it was towards the end, so I could just cut it off. This is when I decided to move to a more permanent place. That night, I decided to call myself an Uber Bag +, so that way, I would be able to take it home.
By taking it home, I would be able to open it up and leave it that way. I just had to make sure that my dog wouldn't be able to step on it! In the end, it just took me five more days to finish it, I just wanted to make sure that I was pacing myself, so this way, I would be enjoying the process, and would be able to rest my back for a while. When looking at the images above, you can see how I'm leaning in from the sides, but any rational being would know that eventually I would need to switch to the other side of the paper, and I did so, which was a big struggle. The main difficulty was finding space to do it, I was able to fit the paper in my house, but the width was very squished, so at times, I had to lean into the paper. In the end, I was almost done with the second side, and I LOVED the negative space that I left in between bot line sections. I was therefore envisioning it, and thought that this big vein would allow the audience to connect with the piece. The thickness of the line, even thought from a big distance couldn't be seen very well, made the audience come closer. I love that idea. I believe that every line tells a story, and draws themselves, which is why I want to audience to feel that connection, to see every bump of the road, imperfection and perfection. So this way, they can truly understand the purpose of this artwork.