This series of pencil drawings by Clare Thackway mimic the craft of knitting where a single thread weaves and knots to create a fabric. This work is a contemplation of connectedness and the complexities of interlaced human relationships.
As the eye follows the tangled thread, looping repeatedly, the pattern gives the illusion of a continuous line. Derived from an initial spontaneous scribble each drawing follows the same interlocking system. Dictated by the edges of the frame the rules of the pattern change slightly as one drawing informs the next. With an absence of tone or rendering, these repetitive linear marks create a rhythm, sprawling and expanding across the flat picture space.
Image: That which connects us, 2016, graphite on paper; image courtesy of the artist