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Walking Drawings: Across the Estuaries is the latest work in the ongoing evolution of Everton Wright (Evewright) audiovisual masterwork Walking D… Read More
Walking Drawings: Across the Estuaries is the latest work in the ongoing evolution of Everton Wright (Evewright) audiovisual masterwork Walking Drawings created from a series of captivating live experimental art installations involving the public. His most recent installation in a series of two films, took place on Silecroft Beach in Cumbria. It was poetically captured on film to an original music score and photographed. Evewright creates large-scale drawings on selected transitional ‘sandscapes’ using the British coastline as a canvas, a combination of mechanical and freehand tools are used to create his drawings.These marks and grooves are then brought to life when members of the public are invited to walk these lines to engage with, and experience a drawing in a new way. The public are participants in the creation of the drawing rather than an observer. Read Less
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Walking Drawing is a large-scale drawing undertaken with a combination of freehand and mechanical tools on a vast landscape (canvas) of at least a quarter of a mile in the early hours of the morning. People of different ages, genders and cultures all dressed in black are then led onto the drawing and invited to walk its lines in various formats and patterns. The entire process is filmed and photographed.

"... I wanted to take my studio practice into a public space and onto a larger canvas and so Walking Drawings was born. It also meant I could connect and work more interactively with people. Walking Drawings experiments with a new way of drawing, swapping traditional media such as paint, charcoal and paper with landscapes, digital video pixels and people.”

“The Walking Drawings allowed those who took part to express their individual stories within the work, which in itself was both surprising and moving to see. The drawings are a conduit for bigger happenings which cannot be controlled or repeated but which are inherently beautiful.”

EVEWRIGHT
Visual Artist