Drawings of trees, in chronological order and with details of what I learn through drawing.
This raised questions about how sections of the tree connect to the roots. I started thinking about how tree trunks often seem to spiral up, with a twist in the trunk. Why?
Again, thinking about air drawing - how tracing lines in the air can teach you stuff that your eye alone can't see. In this case I used it to check the angle of a branch. You can see and feel the angle your pencil and hand take, and transfer it to the paper.
Pine tree, like music. Thinking about how each branch relates to others, the balance. And they are lyrical. Sometimes trees seem like a SIGH. Or a dance. Also the trees in background and foreground of the pine, like an orchestra.
Magnolia 2. Following branches, enjoying the subtle changes of directions, and the little 'thought' nodes of the tree, e.g. might I grow a new branch here? I know from Brockwell Greenhouses work that the tree releases growth hormones at specific places. More info soon re HOW they grow, and how they make decisions, like what direction to go, whether to pause, conserve energy, grow fast, etc.
Angie Brew is an artist, researcher and drawing teacher. She holds a Drawing MA with distinction from Camberwell College of Art, UAL, London. For her doctorate she worked in the Drawing & Cognition Project, Camberwell, researching enactive observational drawing methods and pedagogy. This resulted in a new cognitively-informed approach called 'Drawing Growth', synchronising eye and hand. Her art practice explores drawing for well-being, and close observational drawing of growth processes. She is artist in residence in a community greenhouse in Brixton, London, where she leads a collaborative Drawing Growth project and a weekly drawing club.