HUGUETTE DESPAULT MAY /// Hawser Series /// Drawings
The series began with the serendipitous discovery of an abandoned hawser line (a rope used in mooring or towing a ship) during one of my earliest visits to New Bedford, Massachusetts. While its bedraggled condition might well have been off-putting, I found that the rope’s meaty scale and tattered state instantly resonated exciting possibilities for a series of drawings. Each drawing in the Hawser Series derives from that single piece of rope. The series encompasses twelve drawings and was completed in the fall of 2010.
☁ HUGUETTE DESPAULT MAY