Wednesday, 29 June 2011

COMMUTING: Decline or fall

I was reviewing a collection of recent (in the last twelve months or so) of drawings and came across those made on the daily commute in and out of London. I was struck by how expressive the assortment was as a body of work – conveying the despair of people’s daily journey into work. Or perhaps, closer to home, my feelings about the hopelessness of commuting versus people who can walk to the office or get to where they work in under 20 minutes.

The counter point to all this is the compulsion to draw or get down on paper a pretty face/body/or pair of heels I see on my travel so perhaps commuting is a celebration of beauty.