Certain visuals become totems: an irregular drain pipe, an eroded beach stone, the slope of a hillside — forms that travel with you. The memories of these forms fade as time passes, simplifying and revealing the shape or essence that initially drew you to them. Often, a form resurfaces as a mark in a sketchbook — like a ghost from years before — appearing familiar, yet otherworldly, and often on its own accord.
For Places to Hold an Asterisk (October 2020) I wanted to explore and elevate some of these memory-forms that have haunted our more recent days. - Alyssa Grenning
More graphite drawings coming soon!