Pauline Kochanski

graphite on paper
30 x 22 in.

Over 30 years ago I focused my artistic practice on black and white photography; though I continued to draw. As I began to see a convergence between my photography and my graphite and ink drawings I decided to explore the aesthetic comparisons and differences between my photography and my drawn images. As I continue to concentrate on drawing and exploration of line my photography becomes secondary. The natural world is one of my major areas of interest, though I find my exaggeration of color, size and texture enhances the experience of my visual and aesthetic goals. Even when I am designing more complex installations, I continue to incorporate drawings that reflect an aspect of nature.