Rachel Bacon — Rough Cuts | 2021

Rough Cuts | 2021

Rough Cut No. 1, 2021, graphite on paper on foil, 140 x 200 cm

The series Rough Cuts arose from a year and a half long research project What Do Landscapes Say? that investigated landscape narratives in Russia. Focused specifically on the damaged landscapes of open-pit diamond mining in Siberia, ‘rough cut’ refers to the transitory state in between the rough diamond and polished gem. The six sided forms of the drawings reference the hexagonal shape of the diamond’s molecular structure.

Rough Cut No. 1, 2021, graphite on paper on foil, 140 x 200 cm (left) Rough Cut No. 2, 2021, graphite on paper on foil, 140 x 220 cm (right). Installed at exhibition Troubled Waters, Pictura, Dordrecht, April 02 - May 08, 2022. Photo Hein van Liempd
Rough Cut No. 2, 2021, graphite on paper on foil, 140 x 220 cm
Rough Cut No. 2, 2021, graphite on paper on foil, detail
Rough Cut No. 3, 2021, graphite on paper on foil, 140 x 235 cm
Rough Cut No. 3, detail
               

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