23rd july: partial veil
pencil, gouache and burning on book page
notes: thinking about mummies, fingerprints aging and the circle of life. i'm really enjoying working with these simplified portraits/busts. they make me think of folk art carvings or objects that have had their edges smoothed over by the sea. something i've been coming back to in my mind during this weeks drawing is when i visited my nan last week. a year or so ago she lost the ends of some fingers and she keeps one of them in a small wooden box. it was quite an amazing thing to see, it's kind of 'mummified'. i loved the way the skin still held her fingerprints only they seemed to be heavily embossed on the surface.