So….What’s in the Wash
I am an artist and a story teller with a pocket full of commentary. There is one narrative I really like to share. Luckily, using ink wash drawing, I have an infinite number of variations to keep this favorite tale fresh and developing.
Companion protagonists, trees and air, are plot fixtures in my “epic”. I imagine both of these features in a synchronized transition through a common universe. They offer dynamic points of reference reflecting my personal thoughts. This thinking is translated to paper combining black or colored India ink with volumes of water.
To achieve my work I splash, flood, brush, stream pigments over a page, and erase. This activity, in a small way, is comparable to wind and weather passing over a landscape. Surface fibers in the paper, fixed in place like trees, bend and sway in a reaction to a flow of elements around them. Sometimes this mimics a slight breeze and at other times a full scale storm erupts. Ultimately, when things settle, pigments bond to the surface and dry in a waterproof layer. Line and marks become the vocabulary used to describe a time, place and circumstance. Each drawing is a glimpse of the world at a stop in the continuous story.
born: 1952, Casper Wyoming
Andrew J. Wroble - Fine Art
The ink I use is a transparent mixture of finely ground organic pigments and water. Solutions are developed with both carbon black and color pigments. Commercial mixtures, commonly called India ink, are available for purchase in bottled, ready to use concentrations.
Any suspension of pigments in ink can be diluted with additional water. Light and dark value is manipulated by varying the quantity of the pigments. Desired outcomes materialize as water evaporates out. Pigments stick in place on the surface where they lie and dry in a waterproof state. A drawing's form and substance is described by the relative relationship each pigment has with others on the surface.
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