These three are one – Libby Byrne

24 February, 2020

What is it like to do justice, love kindness and walk humbly in this way? What is it like to be like this? Working with graphite and chalk on one board over time has enabled me to hold different ideas about this work lightly, erasing and wiping away a series of increasingly complicated images. The work you see today represents a place to pause, an invitation to see the nature of the work as it discloses itself in this image. Whoosh! A force of energy in the arc of these chalk lines emerges and rests lightly upon the surface of richly submerged layers of graphite. The history of these marks call forth a new shape and it seems that these three things are, and have always been, one. Amen.