These drawings are designed to exploit the characteristics of metalpoint: the silver line left on the prepared paper tarnishes over time. On white, the line will darken; on black, it will also darken and disappear into the background.
As Time Goes By is a pair of portraits of me and my mother, who died in 2018. I wrote more about them in this blog post. Metalpoint can be tricky to photograph, so while the photograph of the diptych is reasonably accurate, I have adjusted the other two images to bring out the detail.
The subject matter in the The Archaeology of Regret series is fragments of a Book of the Dead I made, buried and dug up. You can read more about that story here.
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