Artist Tim Knowles uses external forces to create his artworks through processes outside his direct control. About the “Tree Drawings” series Knowles writes: “These images are produced by trees, most of which are located in England’s Lake District. I attach artist’s sketching pens to their branches and then place sheets of [paper] in such a way that the tree’s natural motions–as well as their moments of stillness–are recorded. Like signatures, each drawing reveals something about the different qualities and characteristics of the various trees as they sway in the breeze: the relaxed, fluid line of an oak; the delicate, tentative touch of a larch; a hawthorn’s stiff, slightly neurotic scratches. Process is key to my work, so each Tree Drawing is accompanied by a photograph or video documenting the location and manner of its creation.”
Tim Knowles is one of the many thought-provoking artists featured in rich and satisfying new book from Gestalten, Data Flow 2.
Images courtesy Gestalten, “Data Flow 2”
Tree Drawing, Hawthorn on Easel #1 (part one of diptych)