Title

Admission, Fracture, Gather

Creator

Willson, Sula

Studio Specialty

Drawing

View

Installation

Year

2012

Work Type

drawing/painting

Material/Technique

graphite, charcoal, white pastel and acrylic paint on paper

Dimensions

68 x 32 in. each

Artist Statement

I have always found artist’s sketches more interesting than their final work. An honesty is captured in that initial, undeveloped, and in it’s own right- exact- line before consciousness, or apprehension, or ego have time to raise an opinion. An unguarded perception of a movement, of light, of an idea. Of an expression momentarily flickering through a face, or slipping through the shift of fingers in a hand.
My work is rooted in an unmoving desire to capture the humility and vulnerability of all human beings. In an effort to honestly represent the overwhelming sameness of humanity in all of its form, this project eventually- but not unexpectedly- devolved into a self-examination more than anything else. Threaded with ideas surrounding my relationship with my sister, it is concerned with conceptions of solitude and receptivity and liberation. Through line and movement and light this work addresses the quiet grandeur of the human spirit and all of the strange and captivating ways we choose to present ourselves.

Annual Collection

Work Type

Citation

Willson, Sula, “Admission, Fracture, Gather,” Lewis & Clark Senior Art, accessed April 16, 2014, https://library.lclark.edu/seniorprojects/items/show/3819.