Hillevi Baar Elegance

January 31, 2003 – March 15, 2003

Artist Statement

I try to push the drawings beyond a two-dimensional form. I don’t want them to be flat on the wall. I want them to have real shape, real volume. At the same time, it is important to me that the drawings retain the qualities of the paper they’re drawn on.The shapes are not forced but instead rely on the paper’s natural ability t roll on itself or bend or droop. The re-shaping of the drawings gives me the ability to play with certain characteristics of an image. A very flat pattern can suddenly have great volume and texture, or a busy image can be even further complicated by cutting it into hundreds of pieces.