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william downs

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empty girl naked, 2007 water color on paper 14 x 11in
this is the end, 2009 charcoal pencil on found paper, 11 x 8 in
Light and Dark, 2009 Charcoal pencile on paper 11 x 8 in
rudy foolish, 2007 charcoal on found paper 13 x 26 in
the body needs time to collect and re collect its self, 308 mixed media dawings on vintage card stock. 2008
Artist's Statement

I want my work to speak the truth. With this, I find pleasure in admiring and studing human behavior. Drawing while traveling, from everyday life, and from dreams, keeping a visual record of the interactions I observe between others and within my own psychology.
By using the figure as a foundation I build bodies and landscapes with lines and layering of lines. The line is one of the most elemental forms of mark making: it is singular, yet serves to be a manipulated and layered to create something more infinite than itself. This gives me the ability to mix formal and surreal elements, which are united on the surface of my drawings.