Originally from Virginia, USA, Langdon Graves is now based in Brooklyn, where she creates these beautiful, ethereal drawings, while also working in sculpture. Her drawings have a nice, calm stillness about them, possibly fromt the tone of the brushed-on graphite or her reduced, simple arrangements.
The familiar is mixed together in unusual combinations to make these delicate, surreal compositions. Check out her website to see her sculptural work, too.
“What I do isn’t only about what I end up making— I do a lot of reading & research, and synthesising the information I find to be interesting is a considerable part of my process. The hands-on part takes the form of either drawing or sculpture. For the drawings, I work mostly with graphite and pastel on mylar.
I like .3mm mechanical pencils best for line work and I also use loose graphite applied with brushes to create very smooth textures. Intricacy and exactness are important to me because I’m asking the viewer to accept unreal relationships of real things.”
© Langdon Graves, 2012