watercolour and graphite on paper
18 square 12 x 12, 18 rectangle 12 x 15 cm, 2020
To discover my relationship with the occurring global climate, culture, and environmental changes, I observe through drawing and question through poetry my day-to-day interactions with objects in my immediate surroundings. When Austria went into its first lockdown in March 2020 due to COVID-19, I was left alone with time, pencils, and paper and started the initial process of this project. The 36 drawings are small and use the ratios 1:1 and 4:5 to focus my attention and reflect the strong relationship that the current culture has with box-shaped realities.
Drawing allows me to control the translation of the subject matter and intentionally spend a long duration creating each image. This is why the initial stage of this project is called Duragram. When breaking down the meaning of duragram, “dura” comes from the word durational, meaning a span of time that something lasts, and “gram,” in relationship to the word telegram, meaning a message that is transmitted through electrical connections and then printed. This project was scanned and then transformed into 3D-printed lithophanes, which I created in 2021 titled A Moment in Flux.