For this temporary drawing project, I re-created the Cucumber Magnolia tree on the property of Glen Foerd on the Delaware. This 230 year old tree predates both the current estate and the one before it, Torresdale, from which the section of Philadelphia got its current name. I am interested in impermanence as a concept - even in the scale of time of a tree.
Over the course of one day, I sketched this subject - using only white chalk on black board in accordance to the rules established by Tom Judd for this curatorial project. Outside, a snowstorm raged on.
After the drawing was 'complete,' I documented changes as I continue to work with the imagery. Working through a number of iterations, I experimented with ideas of atmosphere, contemplating the idea of completion in general.