John Lord

Currently my drawing practice utilises a variety of mediums, including water soluble pens and wax rubbings taken on site specific locations as an exploration process for working.
I am also currently exploring working with stencils derived from printed wallpapers to produce large scale drawings, distorting and blurring the original image to create a series of drawings that are a kind of parody of a resolved printed image.
Incorporating texture directly taken from elements and objects has provided me with a platform to produce as a piece of work in its own right or a base to expand and utilise further in drawing.
These concepts are initially experimentations in sketchbook swatches form which I regard as a crucial process in my thought process to developing work. The sketchbook format also allows an immediacy capturing fleeting impulses.
I regard observation as a fundamental process in my drawings and experiments.