Colored pencil and graphite on plastic paper
Dimensions: 28cm (H) x 22cm (W) / 11" (H) x 8.7" (W)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
Screech of Ice is a new series of drawings made by holding a bunch of pencils in two hands and letting them to do the controlled dance on paper.
The drawings are depicting the sound ice makes when temperature is fluctuating. Have you ever listened to the ice sing?
With the series of drawings the artist is continuing her work touching upon environmental matters and addressing directly the loss of glaciers on both poles due to climate change.
Based in: New York
Jaanika Peerna is an Estonian-born artist whose work encompasses drawing, video, installations and performances. She creates abstract drawings on thin plastic paper through intuitive physical movements inspired by, and reminiscent of dance.
In Peerna's studio work, she uses the physical movements of her body to simulate natural forces such as falling water, wind, gravity and momentum. She attaches a sheet of Mylar to a board then grasps a bunch of pencils in each hand. Touching the tips of the pencils to the Mylar she then executes a single, fluid, whole-body gesture, moving the pencils across the surface in emulation of the motion of natural phenomena such as a waterfall or storm surge. In this movement, Peerna's body becomes like water released. The pencils are an extension of Peerna's physicality and the image left behind on the surface is an instantaneous record of this singular natural event.
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