This drawing depicts the artist's guide dog London, a yellow Labrador retriever. The artist created this work by making a blind contour drawing on newsprint with a ballpoint pen. Following the indentations left by the pen, the artist then fills in the contours using waxy crayons. Gossiaux has become blind since her days as an art student and now relies on Crayola’s evocative color names like 'Almond' and 'Piggy Pink' to create her works—sometimes renaming the colors to remember them even better. Gossiaux either draws from memory or observes her subjects by touch. Ranging from mundane to fantastical, the resulting compositions are all ripe with the artist’s signature style: a silly sort of sweetness.
Emilie L. Gossiaux’s multidisciplinary works are created using various methods the artist employs to experience vision—such as through dreams, memories and verbal descriptions. The artist uses internal imagery to create her tactile compositions, relying on her sense of touch as a substitute for sight to recall the shape and scale of a person, place or thing in relation to her body. Gossiaux creates emotionally- and psychologically-resonant spaces that are both uncanny and humorous, as well as intimate and sincere.
This drawing depicts the artist's guide dog London, a yellow Labrador retriever. The artist is blind and relies on Crayola’s evocative color names like 'Almond' and 'Piggy Pink' to create her works—sometimes renaming the colors to remember them even better.More
- Framed: 20.5 x 26.0 x 1.2 in.