Title: Solace.

Drawing by Mark Elliott Smith

Completed: 06/01/2020.

Height: 55cm

Width: 43cm

Medium: Colour pencil on 250 gsm white smooth vellum paper

Materials: On paper

Availability: For sale

Price: £325.00


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 Solace, a more meditative state is explored in cool turquoise and greys.