Jody Graham - Drawn from the Discarded - bones, mannequin arm, umbrella handle, sticks rope and twine
The Hornsby Art Prize will be on exhibition at Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, 25 Edgeworth David Ave, Hornsby, from 19 to 30 October 2022.
Award Night will be held on Saturday 22 October 2022 from 6pm.
Drawn from the Discarded are a collection of drawing implements I made from objects found walking about in urban alleyways, on the side of the road and in the bush.
I walk a lot, constantly collecting discarded material such as bones, twisted branches, string, rope, and any other treasures that come into my path. When I find castoff and broken items, I think about the life of the object and how I can transform and extend its existence.
Alongside my daily stride, I seek new ways to explore how to make marks. To do this I often abandon traditional drawing and painting techniques in search of new methodologies which connect the drawing experience to a fundamental need to make marks.
The relentless desire to search for new drawing approaches has led me into making sculptures.
Jody Graham 16/9/22