seeking simplicity.

in the new year I will be simplifying my online efforts and boiling my postings down, defragmenting my tumblr presence. This tumblr will no longer be updated (as of 12.20.13) but will not be deleted.

process pics will be posted to: wrk-kevintownsend

my finished work, reblogs and curated sets will be posted to: blog.sevenknotwind

thank you for watching/following, it has been my pleasure to have your attention, however briefly
I am greatfull for all of your comments, messages and reblogs—
Best,
K

7knotwind

7knotwind:

crayonic:

wrk-kevintownsend:

carried by strangers II (everything you think you’re hiding shows) Boston-Århus, Denmark
before (top) and after (below) with details courtesy of the recipient

ink on two 10” x 13” envelopes sent unprotected via standard post, marked by it’s journey

It’s quite an honor to be a helping hand to Kevin Townsend’s project.
3571 miles this envelope had to travel.
And it’s perhaps the most beautiful mail I’ve ever received.

thank you for your kind words and your help.
This project, despite its simplicity, is important and meaningful to me

I see the envelopes as vessels, occupying space, encapsulating and transporting time, attention and intention. Intimate hours spent marking their surface bound in the fibers, the topography of time held as a stain, passed from hand to hand and ultimately entrusted to someone whose hand I’ve never touched. Now you carry these moments…

I am content to know that someone else finds value or beauty in my efforts—

7knotwind

The process, materials and form of this series evolved as a means of evoking binary oppositions— issues of temporality and permanence, strength and fragility, fullness and emptiness, presence and absence that resonate with our conception of and relationship to our memory.

each unfixed chalk line is a tendril of time; temporal, fragile and impermanent— holding sensation, attention and intention. A series of sequential moments represented as mark, are accumulated until structure emerges, mirroring the way a series of cognitions, sensations, minutes and seconds coalesce in our minds into a unified moment- the substance of memory. 

7knotwind

7knotwind:

KEVIN TOWNSEND
drawing room no.1 (domestic imposition)
12 hour, unfixed chalk drawing on 7 blackboard panels
(assembled as a 6’ x 6’ x 6’ 8” room for 36 hours)

each unfixed chalk line is a tendril of time; temporal, fragile and impermanent— holding sensation, attention and intention. A series of sequential moments represented as mark, are accumulated until structure emerges, mirroring the way a series of cognitions, sensations, minutes and seconds coalesce in our minds into a unified moment- the substance of memory.

The process, materials and form of this series evolved as a means of evoking binary oppositions— issues of temporality and permanence, strength and fragility, fullness and emptiness, presence and absence that resonate with our conception of and relationship to our memory.

Once completed each drawing lasts for a brief period of time in its location before the walls are reclaimed. The chalk is washed away, dissolving the drawing’s structure and marks. As the series progresses it will become impossible to fully cleanse the surfaces. Residual chalk will build in the grain of the wood, greying the dark field and reducing the contrast between the lines (of future drawings) and the ground. Pressure lines, from the heavy-handed act of drawing, will mar the surfaces and each panel will hold its own history, clouded by time and the residue of the past.