Stretched Hairnet no 1 2011
pen on paper, 152cm x 121cm
Susie MacMurray is a British artist who produces work through drawing, sculpture and architectural installations. Formally a classical musician, she retrained with an MA in Fine Art. Within her architectural installations, she uses repetition and contrasting materials to create tactile and visually stimulating surfaces. I included one of her installed works because they are delicious to look at!
MacMurray has done a series of hairnet drawings. I find realistic studies interesting and pleasing to look at, and I responded to this one as I found the strong line depicted the page, you can feel the stretch and pull of the elastic. It also gives the eye a point to focus on, and breaks up the fluid movement of the hairnet.