Reflective INK – Life is the art of drawing without an eraser


Artist Statement

Reflective INK is an installation that explores contemporary drawing with light and projection mapping. It utilises the ephemeral nature of projections to change the appearance of a hand drawn illustration into various designs of shapes, tone and colour.

The act of drawing has a long history from pencil, ink and biro pen drawings to works made in recent times created entirely on digital platforms. This transformation is a reflection of a society now underpinned by computational networks and interfaces, allowing innovation and new contemplations of the world and how we can imagine the future through illustration.

In Reflective INK I use a combination of both digital and analogue techniques in a process of remediation. The illustrations do not stay in their original hand drawn form but have undergone several alterations as they evolved into a new media art installation. In this way Marshall McLuhan’s statement “the medium is the message” holds relevance to this work. The process of making the patterns is bound by the digital medium that created them and an inseparable part of how we read them.

New age fresco presented at The Gertrude Street Projection Festival in Melbourne
Projection mapping a hand drawn illustration on the wall
Visual Artist: Rose Staff
Location: El Lobo 203 Gertrude Street Fitzroy Australia
Sound: Mago – Slide Guitar Improvisation