'Postcard from Brechin' is a suite
of large scale drawings created by Brechin artist David
aim of 'Postcard from Brechin' is to act as an observer
for the community; it tells the story of what a place is really
like under the surface. The role of the artist, through
community and self analysis, is to create the mirroring
process to inspire these
drawings. The drawings reveal their
inspiration in real
life events, in comparative scenarios set in local places and in soul searching
experiences of sharing a life with the city and its people.
The landscapes and street scenes seen in the compositions
are locally recognizable places, a favourite view is
from the bare, tilled fields looking towards the spires
of Brechin, then on to the hills and glens of Angus.
Most of the figures portrayed
have a link to local people and their lives,
contributes to the element of social-realism in
'Postcard from Brechin'. The
Crucifixion drawings are set in real places to create
a present day relevance for the subject and to challenge
viewers' attitudes. On reflection, many current 'crimes against humanity' still
happen and are sometimes casually ignored by the world.
The medium used is the most elemental of drawing
techniques, black charcoal on white paper and measure approximately
2 square metres in area. As charcoal is fairly
delicate in nature, the paper is float mounted with the paper
edge showing within the glazed frames. The project started in 2007 and is ongoing.