Artist portfolio - Jackie Smith
All of these pieces - drawings and prints, were made as part of the Eye Can Draw Project at DCA Print Studio. See my blog (here) for details. Working with the eye tracker has completely altered the way that I work. The directness and simplicity of the drawings has encouraged me to think in a very lucid, unequivocal way - making images whose power stems from their clarity and openness. As I have developed some skill with the tracker, I have become particularly interested in the distinctive nature of the drawings it produces and have deliberately exploited this quality through the construction of the parallel and multiple curves which form the basis of my current imagery. The stark nature of the line drawings is exploited and developed by the use of colour in the prints, deliberately jarring in an attempt to emphasise the visual provenance of the images.
All images copyright © Jackie Smith