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Silverpoint drawings

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Silverpoint is a traditional drawing technique used before graphite was discovered.

The finest detail can be achieved on perfectly prepared gesso ground, producing very delicate results.

The silver tarnishes slightly on the surface over time, to give more contrast than first appears.

Castle Bravo

Silverpoint on gesso panel

17 x 15cm

2013

Baker, Silverpoint on gesso panel, 13cm x 7.5cm, 2015

Able

Silverpoint on gesso panel

7.5cm x 17cm

2013

 

Able, is a depiction of the Atom bomb test that took place on Bikini Atoll on 1st July 1946 by the USA.

 

The first test was codenamed Able - A in the US Navy's phonetic alphabet.

 

Part of Operation Crossroads, 167 indiginous people were relocated from Bikini Atoll to Kili Island with the understanding they could return in 2-3 months. Many were still exposed to radiation and children played in the dust from the fall out on nearby Islands, like snow. In 1998 the International Atomic Energy Agency report found that Bikini was still not safe for habitation, because of dangerous levels of radiation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Study of a dissected hand

Silverpoint on gesso panel

2.5 x 3.5"

2013

Available

                               Detail from

         Study of a dissected hand

Einstein's brain

Silverpoint drawing on gesso panel

2.5 x 3.5 inches

2012

Available

 

 

Study of a human heart II

Silverpoint on gesso panel

2.5 x 3.5 inches

2012

 

 

Diseased lungs

Silverpoint on gesso panel

2.5 x 3.5 inches

2013

(Donated to the Kings College Hospital auction)

Study of a skull 1 (Patagonia)

Silverpoint drawing on gesso panel

2.5 x 3.5 inches

2012

 

Scoliosis, right thoratic curve​

Silverpoint drawing on gesso panel

2.5 x 3.5 inches

2013