These works are the product of four series, loosely following the seasons. Each series takes place over the course of one month and involve completing a daily drawing. The drawings are first sketched in pencil, and then details are rendered with ink and watercolour before adding pen. Sections are then selected to be ‘coloured’ with pieces of cut washi tape, with this final addition completing the drawing.
This series will explore happenings around my home and Hobart, as Spring awakens the city. I have selected four of my favourite characters that have evolved throughout the seasons, and they will be a vehicle for my observations and experiences as they happen through the month of October. They will develop naturally and unpredictably as the month progresses.
These drawings ultimately tell a story; marking out the seasons of 2017 through the lenses of my various roles. As someone with a young family and a part time worker, my experiences are essentially domestic; mapping out small experiences and capturing tiny fragments of time. Even the medium is a reflection of this reality – a small drawing, often done in the quiet hours of the evening when my time is my own again.
– Rebekah Francis 2017