Drawings 2005-8

These pencil drawings on ReevesBFK are generally 22 by 30 inches, but use a wide variety of subjects and techniques. Bremner generally uses a fine point, with repetition making the various values.

During this time period, he was not working in a fixed place, but was living somewhat nomadically. This may account for the variety, and likely for the gray quality of the photographs of these drawings. They contain many areas of subtle value change and are, like most objects, better in person.

The elements that are the subject of these drawings are like many of those in Bremner's recent work; they're general purpose and universal. Lines that have form are made by strips of lumber, a ball represents something spherical. In a way, they are visual symbols that are so ordinary that anyone will have had some relationship with all of them.