In Passing
    Juliet MacDonald

    Drawing in one spot, I make a highly selective response to the multiple interactions that go toward producing a specific place in a specific geographical location at a specific time. In the drawings shown here, I selected only to draw people that walked by, an anonymous crowd of individuals on divergent courses that I have drawn into a single collective figure. This was a planned and structured drawing project of 64 drawings in 4 public locations in Leeds, UK: the bus station, train station, market and a shopping area (only 4 from each location are shown here). The sites were all places of transit or commerce that a large number of people walked through. In most of these locations I was positioned within the crowd, as part of it, with the exception of the market drawings, which were made from above. Drawings were conducted over a period of half an hour, using ballpoint pen on tracing paper.

    In Passing: Juliet MacDonald

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    Juliet MacDonald

    Juliet MacDonald is an artist and researcher based in the UK whose practice is centred on drawing. She is currently Research Assistant in Art at the University of Huddersfield. Juliet MacDonald’s practice-based PhD, Drawing around the body: the manual and visual practice of drawing and the embodiment of knowledge, was completed 2010 at Leeds Metropolitan University. The thesis informed a book chapter in the SAGE Handbook of Digital Dissertations and Theses, 2012.

    Juliet MacDonald
    University of Huddersfield, UK

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