Barn Owl (Reverse Study, 1995)

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This was a great project to bring home the concept of gradients, darks and lights, ones and zeroes ... that place you go as an artist where it's down to the edge of values. We were given a black board to scratch white into. We had to think in reverse about our subject, how to leave what it is alone and carve out what it is not, just enough to help it emerge.