LEE WOODMAN

Graduated student of Design Innovation and Philosophy at Victoria University, Wellington, NZ. This blog has until recently been dedicated to my 2D work but is currently morphing to incorporate my art objects and design work
Charcoal no. 105
Lee Woodman 2013

Charcoal no. 105

Lee Woodman 2013

Meditation #4

Lee Woodman 2013

Rock and Paper #3, and #4, also details of shredding and collecting

Lee Woodman 2013

Rock, receipt roll

Meditation on Hundertwasser’s ‘ungodly’ straight line # 3
Lee Woodman 2013
My meditations on Hundertwasser’s ‘ungodly straight line’ respond to the theory of Friedensreich Hundertwasser who spoke widely on the use of the human hand in drawing and architecture. He argued that living in houses made from straight lines which conformed to units and production restraints demanded by living in the modern age was ‘ungodly’ or inorganic. The variance and inconsistency of the human hand was held as precious and to be celebrated.I agree on the beauty of the organic line, but I disagree that we are removed from the organic by the straight line. Through repetition of the straight line I have meditated on Hundertwasser’s claim. I argue that the ‘organic’ comes through in these drawings. The lines are straight, but through variance of line thickness, direction and speed of stroke the result has an organic quality. I concede one could argue the drawings are machine-like, which gives room for the argument to the contrary. This is a pleasing result as respect for Hundertwasser is not contested by my claim, just the mode of thought.

Meditation on Hundertwasser’s ‘ungodly’ straight line # 3

Lee Woodman 2013

My meditations on Hundertwasser’s ‘ungodly straight line’ respond to the theory of Friedensreich Hundertwasser who spoke widely on the use of the human hand in drawing and architecture. He argued that living in houses made from straight lines which conformed to units and production restraints demanded by living in the modern age was ‘ungodly’ or inorganic. The variance and inconsistency of the human hand was held as precious and to be celebrated.

I agree on the beauty of the organic line, but I disagree that we are removed from the organic by the straight line.

Through repetition of the straight line I have meditated on Hundertwasser’s claim. I argue that the ‘organic’ comes through in these drawings. The lines are straight, but through variance of line thickness, direction and speed of stroke the result has an organic quality. I concede one could argue the drawings are machine-like, which gives room for the argument to the contrary. This is a pleasing result as respect for Hundertwasser is not contested by my claim, just the mode of thought.

Meditation on Hundertwasser’s ‘ungodly’ straight line #2 won best work from the top of the south at Impressions art awards. Nelson NZ 2013

Meditation on Hundertwasser’s ‘ungodly’ straight line #2 won best work from the top of the south at Impressions art awards. Nelson NZ 2013

Meditation on Hundertwasser’s ‘ungodly straight line’ #1 (above), and #2

Lee Woodman 2013

855 x 610mm, Pencil on paper

A work in progress for local awards, Meditation on Hundertwasser’s ‘ungodly’ straight line.

Charcoal no. 104
Lee Woodman 2013

Charcoal no. 104

Lee Woodman 2013

Charcoal no. 103
Lee Woodman 2013

Charcoal no. 103

Lee Woodman 2013

Charcoal no. 102
Lee Woodman 2013

Charcoal no. 102

Lee Woodman 2013

Fast Sketch 11

Fast Sketch 11

Fast Sketch 10

Fast Sketch 10

Update, news :-)

Hey Beautiful followers!

Appologies for the lack of posts recently, I have had an exhibition, then a trip in Eurpoe. Back again now so will be posting more in the coming weeks! (review of the exhibition here)

Love and peace!

Lee :-)

Charcoal no. 101
Lee Woodman 2013

Charcoal no. 101

Lee Woodman 2013