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Above is a video of Chrys Allen's "Walk in Progress: Towpath." If the embedded video doesn't work, see it at the link.
Just before lunch I turned on Facebook and scrolled through the news. I found Katherine Tyrrell who blogs at Making a Mark had put up a link to this video of a scroll drawing by Chrys Allen, winner of the first prize in the inaugural Derwent Art Prize 2013.
It's an incredible drawing and I thought I'd better blog about it so I could always find the link!
Landscape painters fascinate me, with their ability to see the depth in their surroundings. Allen's work, made while taking walks along a particular towpath, is incredible not only for its depth, but for the way in which she has joined and overlapped her experiences to create a scroll drawing that actually functions as a record of that walking.
The short video is about 7 minutes long. It's intriguing and inspiring, and lovely. And be sure to check Katherine's blog because she blogged about the award night private viewing. She has photos of many more stunning works there.