Drawing by Mark Elliott Smith
Medium: Colour pencil on 250 gsm white smooth vellum paper
Materials: On paper
Availability: For sale
This is one of a series of abstract drawings in response to costumes worn in ritual dances, which reference different totemic animals. At a time when our relationship to the natural world is in question, this drawing offers the viewer an insight through art into this world. Laying down strokes of colour pencil, Smith transforms the essential dynamic spiritual quality of each dance into an object of contemplation. In Hope, design and colour express a jubilant state of anticipation.