Jill Sorensen

Artist statement:

Drawing occupies a pivotal role in my practice; it is a tool, by which to investigate two fundamental tenents of art making – thinking, which is inevitably somewhat related to responsibility and so, tenuously, to the notion of truth. And not thinking which, by nature, is free from responsibility and the restrictions of both truth and untruth. In my practice the left-hand (my contra-hand) does the drawing and reaches (unthinkingly) into the untamed territory of the subconscious to generate irresponsible, unpredictable imagery. The right-hand, being the (thinking) voice of reason, takes the critical role of translation, selection and repositioning. Through the very simplicity of the drawing and obviousness of means of translation the work articulates a conversation between art and obsession, object and image, human and animal.