Erin Somerville

Moving Forward is a series of white on white drawings that reflect on a personal experience of childhood trauma. I have drawn on surrealists’ automatism, the process of mark making by suppressing the consciousness and allowing the subconscious to reveal itself. In doing this, I allowed myself to draw freely without representation. At first, the works appear as scribbles on a page. Through repetition the marks form a pattern, which responds to a narrative that came from a dream. The narrative focuses on the female body, struggling with the recovery process and overcoming adversity.

Moving Forward, 2019, ink on paper, variable dimensions
Moving Forward, 2019, ink on paper, variable dimensions