A Walking Drawing is a large-scale drawing undertaken with a combination of freehand and mechanical tools on a vast landscape (canvas) of at least a quarter of a mile in the early hours of the morning. People of different ages, genders and cultures all dressed in black are then led onto the drawing and invited to walk its lines in various formats and patterns. The entire process is filmed and photographed.
"... I wanted to take my studio practice into a public space and onto a larger canvas and so Walking Drawings was born. It also meant I could connect and work more interactively with people. Walking Drawings experiments with a new way of drawing, swapping traditional media such as paint, charcoal and paper with landscapes, digital video pixels and people.”
Everton Wright's Walking Drawings: Cumbrian Heavy Horses, was created on Silecroft Beach, Millom, during 2010. It features 15 local Shire horses. Over two days, the artist, known as Evewright, battled gale force winds to create two short films and a series of large-scale prints. One print image, has been chosen for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2012
The still image has been selected from more than 11,000 entries this year for one of the coveted spaces at the Royal Academy.
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