Helen Sargeant: Drawing is a way of activating ideas. Through drawing I explore the vulnerable and fragile body that of the pregnant mother and the new born child. A visual language is created to communicate emotions directly. It feels primitive. A private world of the imagination is revealed through intense activity. When I draw ideas flow through the use of fluid materials such as ink, pencil, watercolour and graphite. Ink represents bodily fluids and the alchemy of life. There is a direct connection to time and memory, and the drawings aim to capture fleeting lived experiences. Motifs such as grid structures, breasts, orifices, arrows, ladders, organs, stitches, crosses, numbers and tubular structures permeate the space of the drawing. Through drawing I seek reflection and understanding of what it is to be human. Helen Sargeant http://www.helensargeant.co.uk