Charcoal on paper
10″ x 10″
Collection of Shari Epstein
Meri Bourgard has one of the most fascinating processes to produce her drawings.
It is entirely intuitive. She begins with gestural marks which she accentuates or erases at will. Eventually something emerges from the surface–a hand, a head, an object. She then develops it by feeling what it is attached to or in what environment it rests. Often these images seem like they are from times past–a woman in a long dress or wearing a hat. Her drawings seem to me like ghosts that she has captured and expressed on paper.