A beige toned piece of paper houses a collection of abstract graphite and ink marks which are linear in form. The overlapping of these linear marks creates many angular shapes, which are contrasted by the presence of a few scattered curved lines which work to form circular shapes and rounded pathways within the composition. The lighter graphite marks work as both a background and as an element of detail; the dense areas of graphite highlight the shapes created by the ink lines, creating voluminous areas of shadow and depth.

Artwork: 2009.18.3


Ink and graphite on paper

Image: 23.75 x 18.5
Frame: 31 x 25.75
Gift of Frank Hursh
Frank Hursh, Untitled, 1949. Ink and graphite on paper. Collection of Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center. Gift of the Artist.