Here are some wizened chestnuts coming back to life! It is a drawing of a chestnut I dug up in the spring, which had begun to sprout, but had failed. In my efforts to understand which end was the root and which was to become a sapling, I drew it from different angles and picked it apart. I simply couldn’t penetrate its mystery. Consequently, line-work began to flow in wraiths around them, manifestations of a life which failed to happen for this still-born tree.
I have also been drawing live chestnuts on The Weekly at Binky McKee - fresh, new watercolour ones!
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