Impact and more art by Carol Sowden

Impact, 2021
9 x 9 cm (h x w)
GBP 35
watercolour paper
charcoal dust

The piece selected for the Petri Dish Project is an ongoing project to produce drawings of finite quality that highlight the beauty between the interaction of raw mark making materials and the elements.

Influenced by the examinational aspects of a petri dish and its contained nature, elemental moments produced by the force of water colliding with charcoal dust is intimately captured on watercolour paper. The petri dish facilitates the means to examine the work in more detail, looking closer at the delicate ethereal marks produced through this gentle impact. Juxtaposed against the naturally formed dark charcoal patterns more linear finite marks of clay offer a contrast of form and materiality.

There varying moments of elemental connection reflect in part, to the contact between matter and surface reminiscent of colliding planets and celestial debris within our solar system. Energy and matter coming together and the subsequent journey of evolution.

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50 x 40 cm (h x w)
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45 x 45 cm (h x w)
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Crescent, 2018
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