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pine 7
pine 2
pine 1

 

 

Bonsai, pencil on paper, 11 x 14 in. each (2013)

Line drawing is a task of translation: using one set of vocabulary to replace another. For example, using density to replace weight, using the movement of your hand to replace the gesture of your object. Passing by a short pine tree in August I realized that it’s made of lines itself. The direction and the density of these lines have determined the contour, and the expression of this plant.

盆栽,纸上铅笔素描,11 x 14 in. (2013) 

用线画画是一种翻译工作,用一套词汇替代另一套,比如用线的密度替换对象的重量,用手的走势替换对象的动势。八月时走过一株矮松我发现它是由线本身构成的,密集的线。线的走向,疏密,规定了这株植物的轮廓,形态,印象。我几乎以为我掌握松柏的语言。