Medium Used: Gouache on paper Original Size: 9 x 12 inches Date: 2019/01/21
Description: Sketching the Line is a direct reference to TTC’s public exhibition that aims capture transit commuter moments in the form of drawings. As a frequent commuter of TTC, this was an opportunity for me to use this as my subject matter of my diptych. The aim is to visually express the difference between a ‘drawing’ and a ‘painting’, juxtaposing hasty monochromatic sketch lines to colourful paintbrush strokes.
When viewed together, the two canvases form a single image of the interior of a subway. Its misarranged form represents the bustling movements of the subway, and the two canvases work together to form a sense of progress – from the idea to the real, from ‘drawing’ to ‘painting’.