light hits

brass and graphite

 

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graphite

my grey

default material


graphite

reflecting

extends space

 

graphite
warm - cool

glossy-grime

 

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painting with graphite 

is unlike painting with any other material

i wrestle against its lubricating qualities 

its not wanting to stick to anything 

painting with graphite 

is a careful negotiation 

of controlling the material 

whilst relinquishing control over the outcome

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hardness akin to talc-gypsum

fractures into curved shavings or scrapings produced by a knife blade

dull, clay-like texture displays no visible crystalline affinities

form dimensions are thin in one direction

non- fluorescent

non-magnetic

 

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grind

mix

suspend

stir

paint 

sand

dust

burnish

polish