alexandra blum
               Rainbow's End, graphite on paper, 42 x 59 cm Against All Odds, graphite on paper, 42 x 59 cm, 201 Conveyor, graphite on paper, 42 x 59 cm, 201

Thames  drawings 2017-2019

These drawings are part of an on-going series made between North Greenwich & Woolwich. It's an extraordinary area, constantly in flux: new developments encroach eastward down river; the tide relentlessly reveals and obliterates river bed and detritus; industrial structures alternate between dereliction & those still moving vast quantities of aggregate from ship to land. I'd like each drawing to be a trace of the many moments in time which unfold around me as I draw, revealing the constant interactions between massive man-made &  natural forces.