I was really pleased to be invited to show the drawings from Sawney Beane in the exhibition To The (Very) Last Drawing curated by Vanja Hraste. The show is on until 17th February 2009.
It took me a long time to find the drawings to send to Croatia, not only is my Spellbound archiving system flawed but I’d forgotten that the drawings were really small (10cm x 8cm) compared to The Emperor and The Witches (approx 60cm X 40cm) so they were squirrelled into a smaller box. I can’t remember why I chose to work so small, I was using charcoal instead of watercolour, so perhaps I didn’t need so much space to make the images, I was also working in Montreal, so maybe I was being economical too. There are only 15 good drawings from the film, which is 10’38”. This is because my technique just leaves one drawing per shot, instead of one per frame and after one particularly busy scene featuring King James I’s army, there is just a scruffy mess left behind.