Although I’m a pretty detail-oriented person, my own drafting and drawing style is much more intuitive than precise. Architectural drafting was torture for me. So the exquisitely elaborate and deliberate compositions of Brooklyn artist Louise Despont leave me speechless.
Despont creates these intricately graphic drawings on the pages of antique ledger books, providing a natural grid upon which to weave her compositions. Reminiscent of Persian rugs and other ancient patterns, the artist is creating her own “abstract language of symbols”.
These are works to take in as they were created.. slowly, deliberately, and with careful attention. You wouldn’t want to miss out on any of the delicious details.
To see more of Louise Despont’s work, please check out her website, where you can see close-ups of these wonderfully complex drawings!
Artist found via the Honey Kennedy blog.
All images are via the artist’s website.