The Hanging Garden, The Invention of Drawing
Collage, mixed media, pastel, graphite, collage, cut outs, on paper
216 X 142 cm
Balancing evolutionary chaos with blueprint precision, Elliott Hundley’s The Hanging Garden… presents a topsy-turvy architecture of convoluted lines, intimate mark-making, and swirling colourful forms, populated by masses of little people. Comprised of two images – one on both the front and underside of a transluscent sheet of paper -- Elliott Hundley’s The Hanging Garden… presents narrative drawing as a palimpsest, quite literally over lapping information, so that one surface contains the faint suggestion of the other. This idea of fragmentation and continuation is reinforced through the torn edges of the paper, diversity of materials and disjointed drawing structure. Unfolding with the charisma of epic fairytale, Hundley’s drawing melds the familiar and foreign, his consuming process and encyclopaedic references mirroring the free flow expanses of imagination.