Drawing Scale

isolated in white

We are used to seeing images in isolation, copies far removed from the original.

In print or on screen, these images isolated in white have become as important a part of visual grammar as the full stop is in punctuation. As useful as images presented in this way are they certainly do not tell us the full story, and quite often the scale and presence a piece possesses is lost in its reproduction.

Large Scale DrawingThis is no less true with work produced by students within the school, from first to fourth year, students are encouraged to experiment with working at scale. Making work far larger than they previously would have as the space offered by art school brings new opportunities for students to experiment within.

As the pictures of a first year student’s outcomes from a drawing project entitled Selfie illustrate, the scale is entirely lost in translation.Giant Self Portrait Grays School of art Giant Selfie GSA 1

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