sHARRON ANTHOLT

In this series of drawings, Antholt uses a magnifying glass and sunlight to burn holes to mark time and place simultaneously. She says, “The idea to use sunlight as a drawing tool came from wanting to make work that was less personal, less about me. “Is it possible to make marks in my drawing that I don’t make?” was a question I pondered.” Using an old magnifying glass, she began experimenting with the idea. Because she was using thin paper her “marks” turned  into holes, which added another layer of possibilities. Despite her effort to have less of herself in these drawings, her decisions about size, shape, edge, surface and countless other things make the work entirely her own.