Beatrix Raven


Beatrix Raven's artistic practice focuses on the natural world, and ranges from closely observed small objects — birds’ eggs, sticks, plant pods, leaves — to her current Lake Superior series of wall-sized drawings.  Her highly detailed graphite drawings invite viewers to reflect upon the mysterious nature of the everyday and things that are unseen or ignored, and the many facets of memory and alienation.  This work incorporates finely rendered detail, layers of smeared, erased graphite, and dense thickets of handwritten text and asemic writing.  Graphite is her primary medium, chosen for its unique richness and beautiful simplicity.  She does not believe it is possible to possess too many pencils, and is quite certain that the world would be a better place if everybody did a little drawing every day.

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