Weave, Unweave. Becky Allen's drawings are presented in their undoing. Working by day and night, she mimicked the act of weaving by relentlessly marking a herringbone pattern, continuing as it warped and unraveled. Having created four pieces that together represent the length of a funeral shroud, two will remain as accomplished works whilst the others will show signs of her effort to remove their marks. Leaving traces of her imprint behind, the drawings become shadows of their former selves. By echoing Penelope's ritual, the artist experienced long hours of hardship, patience and labouring of love.

The works were presented by Alteria Art in The House of Penelope, 2017.
Weave was selected for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017/18

Graphite on paper

Ink and Quill on paper

Graphite on paper

Ink and bleach on paper