Drawn Out

2013 – 2015

Dimensions: 1,000cm x 250cm

Materials: Pen on four rolls of paper

Maxwell Rushton | Drawn Out

This drawing consists of four 10m x 0.5m rolls of paper, on which Maxwell repeatedly inscribed the same motif of marks that found their way into his earliest drawings. The work is compiled of approximately ten million hand-drawn marks.

Maxwell chose to use this same method of mark-making he started as an infant as they represent the artistic spontaneity of a child, an expression still devoid of any of the artistic influences of his adulthood.

The decision to move into isolation for a year to transfer these marks onto paper is the modus operandi Maxwell used to detach himself from as many distractions as possible.

Because of the level of detail, from a distance the four large rolls of paper appear as single lines on the wall, causing the overall piece to take on a fractal pattern as the four rolls resemble the individual set of four lines that fill them.