GILLESPIE, Chris

The drawings here were from a series reflecting on the intrusiveness of anxiety, emergency and illness, and were my response to its impact our notions of security in our homes and lives. As a researcher in Visual Psychology, I am fascinated by the interplay of visual detail and autobiographical attention and how a person arrives at a state of normalcy, even when everyday situations are disrupted by exterior events. In terms of drawing, I am largely self-taught, albeit over a long period. My research and knowledge feed into my drawing technique which makes used fine pigment pens to build upon a sketch to sculpturally form a scene or portrait.