A to Z: The Ds (Blind Drawings)  2018‑ongoing

C. 480 drawings for each of the c. 480 “D”-words in the dictionary; coloured pencil on paper, each 297 x 410mm. The drawings are executed “blindly” (i.e. without looking at the paper).

Fourth project in the A to Z series of projects (2011-ongoing) based on the premise of making a visualisation for every word listed in the Concise Oxford English dictionary, starting at “A”, and proceeding in alphabetical order.

Installation view at Winchester Gallery, UK

Installation view at Winchester Gallery, UK

Installation view at Feldfünf, Berlin, featuring the latest drawing, “deduction”

A sequence of blind-drawings were made live at the opening of the exhibition He Told Us to Remain Silent at Feldfünf, Berlin. Before doing the drawing, audience members were invited to share ideas on how the selected word might be visualised.

Photo: Pete Dodds

Photo: Pete Dodds

A to Z: The Ds (Blind Drawings) has been shown at Dave Ball: Tactically Absurd at Winchester Gallery, UK in 2020; He Told Me to Remain Silent at Feldfünf, Berlin in 2020; and Emotionally Confronted Through Distance at Feldf├╝nf, Berlin in 2021.